Meet Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein

Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein is a writer, poet, and editor from Chicago, Illinois, with a heart tilted toward East Africa’s Swahili Coast. Her essays appear in Al Jazeera English, Global Voices, Selamta, Explore Parts Unknown (CNN), AramcoWorld, Saveur and forthcoming in Hemispheres. Amanda currently edits for Global Voices Online with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Follow her on Twitter @travelfarnow.