Teach Me to Be MeMarch 2016
Future of Language: We wanted to make Kenya our literary base from which to engage with the world.
Salvaged CrossingsNovember 2014
Unearthing the stories of “coolie women”—early-twentieth-century indentured laborers shipped from India to work on sugar plantations across the colonial world.
Going Through CustomsJune 2014
The Chicana filmmaker on documenting a debutante ball in honor of George Washington’s birthday in Laredo, Texas, and adopting the Mexican-American border as her "muse.”
How Things Fell ApartOctober 2012
In an excerpt from his long-awaited memoir, the inventor of the post-colonial African novel in English discusses his origins as a writer and the seeds of revolt against the British Empire.
Those Who Answered to AbrahamAugust 2011
“It is bad that a man who has swum in the great River Niger should be drowned in its small tributary.”