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Not long ago I wrote about the incandescent poetry of young Somali-British writer Warsan Shire.
My latest story, about the South African woman responsible for watching over the people who once liberated the country, is in the New York Times Magazine.
“But poverty of what? Poverty of material does not mean poverty of ideas. Poverty of material does not mean poverty of thought; it doesn’t mean poverty of relationship. In my ethnic origin, the Yoruba people, we have about 30 words for wealth. And only one talks about money.”
I was interviewed by the folks at the Longform podcast about my work and my travels.
My latest long story is about the city that’s the love of my life and the bane of my existence: Lagos. Read here at Granta about the efforts to turn it into a modern megacity.
I wrote about the film ‘Timbuktu’ and humanizing terrorists.
I wrote about the electric new film ‘Girlhood,’ one of the best films I’ve seen this year (and last).
On the Nigerians rising up to fight Boko Haram themselves, for The New York Times Magazine.