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Irene Chidinma Nwoye

Irene Chidinma Nwoye (2017) has worked for the past five years as a writer and journalist across two continents. She began her journalism career covering crime, politics, arts and culture and the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, as a metro reporter for The Sun, one of Nigeria’s highest-circulating dailies. Her story on two survivors of Boko Haram’s first onslaught on the ancient city of Kano made the cover of the paper in June 2012. She came to the U.S. in 2013 to attend Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism as a Pulitzer African Fellow.

At the Carey Institute, Nwoye will write a longform article on domestic violence within the Nigerian diaspora through the narrative of a murder-suicide in Baltimore in early 2016 that examines issues of migration, love, greed and ambition.