Josiah Neufeld is a Canadian magazine journalist and fiction writer who grew up in West Africa and lives in Winnipeg. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. He has written about rising seas in Bangladesh, vengeance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, collapseniks in Canada, and uncomfortable friendships in Burkina Faso. His essays and journalism have appeared in The Walrus, Utne Reader, Hazlitt, The Globe & Mail, Eighteen Bridges, Quill & Quire, The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen and Geez. His essay, “The Way We Give,” was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in personal journalism. He has received an Amnesty International Media Award and the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award for social justice writing. His fiction has appeared in Prairie Fire and The New Quarterly and is forthcoming in The Walrus.