March 2, 2020
Don’t. Not if you’re a Black person who has an entire life of lived experience, studied expertise, scholarly credentials or activist...
Literature
February 9, 2020
I feel like an imposter. Out of place and exposed. Monsoon-like rains have subsided and the dry season air is thick and balmy in Monrovia,...
column
August 29, 2019
1619. Not a date. A severing, a stealing, a story. Stories. I am standing at Cape Coast castle, in Ghana’s central region. It was from this...
Reportage
July 24, 2019
Excerpted from the book with permission from the publisher. On 4 August 1857, some three months after the commencement of the insurgency in...
Reportage
May 15, 2018
At a cemetery in Beirut, soldiers from the French colonial army--including the Senegalese triailleurs-- lay buried. Little is known of the...
Reviews
March 1, 2018
Since cinema has entered the Age of Marvel, we have learned that translating the complexity and maturity gained by sixty-year-old comic...
Poetry
October 14, 2016
Colony Collapse Syndrome as we squat through slum rise slum set in this labor hood of Atlantis I wonder how much sun one needs to see to...
Opinion
July 8, 2016
For over a week, social media has been ablaze thanks to a memoir written by a Scottish actress by the name of Louise Linton. It all started...
Opinion
December 16, 2015
“ Waan u maaleynayaa, markaad dhameysey hadalkaaga guumaysiga ku sabsan ayaad dib u noqon kartaa qabyaaladda soomaaliyeed iwm." (“I would...