Tamarind y Trump

June 14, 2017

I wanted to remember every single detail about the night that Donald Trump became President of the United States. I remember furiously unwrapping piece after piece of chili tamarind candy- my pile of tamarind seeds growing as rapidly as the poll numbers turned red. I remember refreshing the page constantly, my mouth blistering from all … Read More

Vignettes (About Leaving Home)

April 24, 2015

In 2013, Obama visited Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for talks of “Africa as the next global economic success.” He only stayed for a couple of hours, and President Kikwete named an entire road after him. This road in particular used to be called Ocean Road, where the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) is located. It … Read More