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Becoming Gambian, Becoming American

As much as coming to America has changed how my niece views family, my interaction with her have Gambianized my own view.

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My Airport: YEG

An airport that lets you enter the United States before you geographically enter the United States.

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Thanksgiving Rituals

Meat and jam. Who’d have thought these could go together?

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The view from the top floor was as expected — far less grand than it would have been from the Empire State Building, but nothing less typical

How much a desire for exhibitionism is behind the preference for glass structures in a big city, where lights often let in more eyes than one required?

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Sometimes I think I feel the spirit of Eid on social media more than in real life—especially this year.

Markets, restaurants and other public places are not as crowded as they used to be.

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Costco is always ready to remind you of the march of time, and they’re selling parkas now.

The lineup for checkout stretches down the side aisles well toward the back of the store.

It Sort of Gets to Me

My son is in competition for an increasingly paltry prize. For something that never was a prize.

Sweet Leaf

Paan is a substance that occupies a space somewhere between a snack and a drug — a space left vacant in the West.

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Bless you, prison.

I’m remarkably okay with staying right where I am for as long as I need to be here.