Africa

Sometime in April

The goodbye was a phone call just less than two minutes long.

Out of Africa

Claire’s father Sam Simmons would be there, and they would spend the next hour or two quaffing Castle beer, smoking and playing snooker in the dim, curtained rooms adjoining the bar.

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.