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‘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

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Raksha Vasudevan

Raksha Vasudevan

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

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