Selections

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First, a few archives: 

Here’s an archive of my work for The Village Voice (2016-17). Here’s an archive of my work for The Boston Globe since 2012; and a deeper archive all the way back to 2004. And here’s an archive of my radio work for WNYC, mostly as Culture Reporter (2006-09).

And a few favorites: 

In 2013, the Black revolutionary Chokwe Lumumba was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. I spent a week there early in his administration, and wrote this feature for Al Jazeera America. Sadly, Lumumba died in February 2014, cutting short a promising experiment.

In 2013, I wrote this dispatch from Delhi on books, violence, and urban space, for The New Yorker. Also in 2013, I wrote another dispatch for the New Yorker from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, on literature and politics.

In 2012, I published “Last Van to Korhogo,” a long reported essay on time spent in Côte d’Ivoire in the wake of the civil war. It ran in the magazine Transition, and is available here (though sadly behind an academic paywall).

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