Fiction Friday: The Begging Bowl – Part 4

Fiction Friday: The Begging Bowl – Part 4

Read Part 3 Here The faces of the children captured his gaze before his eyes could wander over what he insisted was not bronze but pure gold. The faces were finely wrought with all the realistic details of the human form, down to the very lines around the joints of...
Fiction Friday: The Begging Bowl – Part 3

Fiction Friday: The Begging Bowl – Part 3

Read Part 2 Here Wilson’s career in Nigeria began at age thirty with his employment as a kind of managerial watchdog for a British retail firm. The company had established itself earlier in the century by engaging in the trade of palm oil for use in the manufacture of...
Fiction Friday: The Begging Bowl – Part 2

Fiction Friday: The Begging Bowl – Part 2

Read Part 1 Here “Was his hair oiled, uncut, and braided wildly, like an Osu with ties of many colors?” he demanded. His face was flooded with awe, agony, and intense concentration—his bloodshot eyes quivering and glinting, reminding me of broken eggs with...
Race in America:

Race in America:

Over the remainder of this century, judgements about the prominence and impact of race in American society will need to take into account a series of recent critical events.  The outright social rebellions in Ferguson and Baltimore, the racially motivated massacre in...