We drive through bushes. We pass the villages that rim our side of the Bonny River. There are hardly any trees in the area, and the shrubs are little more than stumps, thin and dusty, not verdant as they used to be. This, Mama has told me: that the vegetation around the Bonny River once thrived. Tha…
The Centenary of the Russian Revolution
Boys in Zinc
Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich on the USSR in Afghanistan.
Notes from Uzbekistan
‘The cultural presentations of the students – that juxtaposition of old and new world, of tradition and modernity.’
New Voices: Runs Girl
‘The year Mama fell sick was the year Njideka confessed to me that she was a runs girl.’