April 19, 2020
I know, I know, It threatens the common gestures of human bonding The handshake, The hug The shoulders we give each other to cry on The...
Reviews
December 18, 2019
In the 2001 song "Somos Más Americanos" (que todititos los gringos), the popular norteño band Los Tigres del Norte critiques the legitimacy...
Poetry
November 20, 2018
The Mountain Moved Our bunker shook; I felt the blast; my corpse would be crisp and charred. Would I talk to Dante at last? where? paradiso...
Conversations
June 3, 2018
I recently had the privilege of meeting British-Nigerian writer and professor of literature Sarah Ladipo Manyika at an African literature...
Opinion
February 6, 2018
The transcript of the speech titled "African Solutions for African Problems: Limning the Contours of a New Form of Connectivity" delivered...
videos
January 13, 2018
In conjunction with The Center for Place, Culture and Politics , Warscapes magazine presents An Evening of Poetry from the Horn of Africa...
Poetry
November 30, 2017
A NIGHT SO BEAUTIFUL WE HAD TO BURN DOWN THE SENATOR’S HOUSE #43 A night that will not end fears only one thing. A NIGHT SO BEAUTIFUL WE...
Poetry
October 18, 2017
THE THERE THERE Rain plumps the country up, and the country was plenty plump enough, a big country with its big yellow mouth of an...
Reviews
September 29, 2017
Every morning on my walk to work, I lift my eyes at the top of a long, sloping hill, and check the flagpole. Since I got back to work this...