VOICES FROM INSIDE THE SYSTEM

‘I Spent Much of My Career Listening to White Folks Complain About Africa and Africans’

Working in international aid, Stephanie Kimou was often the only African on staff at white-led institutions

Raksha Vasudevan
GEN
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6 min readSep 1, 2020

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Raksha Vasudevan
GEN
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Economist & writer. Words in LA Times, NYLON, Outside, LitHub & more. Tweets @RakshaVasudevan