The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Alexis Okeowo: Women resisting religious extremism

To coincide with International Women’s Day, Alexis Okeowo, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of A Moonless, Starless Sky, came to the CIJ to talk about the untold, incredible stories of how ordinary women in Africa are against fundamentalism and extremism, from the Lord’s Resistance Army to Boko Haram.

Chair: Marina Calland, CIJ.

This talk was hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the #LOGANCIJ Talks Series.

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Alexis Okeowo

Alexis Okeowo is an American journalist who is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the author of A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Woman and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa.  From 2006-2007, Okeowo was a Princeton in Africa Fellow working at the New Vision newspaper in Uganda.

Marina Calland

Marina Calland started off as a journalist in Ukraine, writing about cultural events. Having spent a year in an American high school as a MUSKIE scholar, her English language and journalistic skills made her become a fixer and local producer for TVE, BBC World and RAI2, who were filming documentaries in Ukraine.


  • 8 March 2018 18.00–19.30
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London