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Amanda Lichtenstein

Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein is a writer, editor, and educator from Chicago, IL (USA). She splits her time between Stone Town, Zanzibar and Chicago, USA. She currently works as a digital editor with PRI.org/The World and is the regional editor for sub-Saharan Africa with Global Voices. Send pitches and story ideas to amanda.lichtenstein@globalvoices.org.

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Latest posts by Amanda Lichtenstein

11 September 2017

The Stories Behind DACA, the Now-Ended Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants in the US

Rising Voices

"The term American should not be defined by a document or the lack of one, but more so the willingness to contribute to the country and help others out..."

1 September 2017

Mexico Offers Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims Amidst Storms of Immigration Controversy

Carlos Sada, Mexico's undersecretary for North American relations, said late Monday, “Our offer is open and permanent. We're just waiting for instructions [...] This is about being good neighbors."

18 August 2017

A Kenyan artist designs revolutionary ‘kanga’ celebrating queer love around the world

The Bridge

"We need to open up a space to talk more about sex, and then artists like me want to open that up even more, to talk about queerness."

19 June 2016

Tanzanian Musician and Activist Maembe Vitali Arrested and Released

Advox

"You are not a soldier, you are not a rebel, they should understand that you are just a fighter... Yes, a fighter of a noble cause."

19 June 2015

Long After the African Union’s Golden Jubilee: A Letter to Jailed Blogger Natnael Feleke

Advox

"I think of your particular fate and wonder how any of us who are free continue to go about our lives as if there’s nothing to lose."