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Africa

The Price of a Book

There is in fact a bookshop - the oldest one around, I believe, very rich in its collection—that sells books at KES 300 higher. Take it or leave it.

Eulogies We Write

When I typed the last chapter of the translation, I did not want to finish it. It would mean there were no more stories to share.

J Remarked that Ngong Hills Wasn’t a Real Hike, Just a Nice Walk

J who’d been here most frequently said we didn’t need to pay for the armed guards. We’d just trail behind the groups that had a guard with them.

Okra in Lagos

I’ve arrived at lunchtime, though of course Mummy would have fed me at any hour.

Tour of Babel Primary category in which blog post is published

Naasiru Deen

Gambians feared Jammeh's guns, legislation, and corruption—not his sermons.

He Should Practice Homosexuality at Home

Polite homophobia imagines that deviant sexuality should be enjoyed away from public view.

Here is a Human Being

The Spotify and Ancestry partnership proposes to entertain users based on the narrowest possible conception of who they are.

Wading Through Chale Wote

Perhaps this is what it means to host a successful street art festival: people will come in large numbers, do whatever they want, and even ignore the art. Freedom.

The Silent Lift Attendant of Paradise Apartments

He always has on an earphone listening to music on his Huawei phone.