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Room 101C


I got a room in a ramshackle hotel that night in Ife. Room 101C. It looked better than I expected for the four thousand Naira I paid for it. “Budget cuts. Change has come” my editor had said, as if we didn’t all know. My travel allowance was almost half of what it used to be and money isn’t…

The Thing


It was Shona’s idea that they meet at Cherries, a bar in Boston made popular by a violent shooting that had claimed the lives of six black people last August. Cherries had closed business for a long time, healing and hibernating, and now they were open with a brand-new exterior, all red brick and sturdy…