Seeing Race Sideways

I’ve been talking with my friend Hannah again about race. She’s a white student in Africana studies, and talks to me about how race works in our society and what can be done to transform difference to a positive experience for us all. Some of that comes from facing ourselves. Hannah read about whiteness…

Morning in the Gambia

I’m filling up on sweet fried panques, which are like donut holes, but heavier, tasting faintly of sweet potatoes and oil, moist and heavy and even spongy. Tida buys them early in the morning, along the road, as walks here to work in the house as a full-time domestic. I’m…