I’m a Canadian magazine journalist and fiction writer who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I grew up in Burkina Faso, worked as a newspaper reporter in Winnipeg, and earned an MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. My writing on religion, activism, climate change, parenting, masculinity, and West Africa has appeared in The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Broadview Magazine, Utne Reader, Hazlitt, Eighteen Bridges, Quill & Quire, The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen, and Geez Magazine.
Two of my personal essays, “What the Hell?” and “The Way We Give,” were shortlisted for National Magazine Awards. I received an Amnesty International Media Award for a piece of long-form journalism on rising seas in Bangladesh, and the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award for a magazine story about my friend Erick and a secret war of vengeance in the Democratic Republic of Congo .
My most recent short story appeared in The Walrus. I’ve also published fiction in Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly, and Rhubarb.