Nonfiction

The Divine

Wheelchairs provide freedom — however individual and/or limited by inaccessibility — to many disabled people. And insofar as divine beings represent or create freedom for some people, it felt appropriate to me to portray a god in/as a wheelchair.

Some Decolonial Notes on Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing

Specifically, decolonial theory calls for the re-membering of dismembered peoples, this means an action to re-humanize dehumanized peoples of the world, because decolonial theory appreciates that all forms of oppression thrive precisely because grand-dehumanization is their operative agent.

What We Must Do to Survive

They call it the ultimate tropical paradise in those ads you see but ain’t nothing sweet about it when all you do is work and still after all that work, there is nothing to show.

The War Mindset

The collective tragedy Eritrea wears as a badge of honor touched my family, too.

Crossing Borders for an Elusive Betterment: Filipina and Chinese Women in Japan

Underlying marriage migration is this idea of the geographics of power, and the differentials in mobility and agency between sending and receiving communities.

When Hakuna Matata Became a Phrase in English

The next time Hemingway would again consider Africa as a travel destination was in 1954. He came accompanied by his fourth and last wife, Mary, with the intention to explore Belgian Congo, Uganda, and Kenya.