“Spear of the N-Word” published in Artsfreedom


This week I published a piece on racism, art, and free expression for the rights organization Freemuse. I looked at art in South Africa and Europe as well as debates on the N-word that have raged here in the U.S. Then I examined how social media is changing our notion of free expression.

This was a difficult, but therapeutic piece to write, especially in light of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions. You can read it here.

Excerpt featured at The Nervous Breakdown Literary Site


I was pleased to collaborate with literary site The Nervous Breakdown, which has featured an excerpt from Nigerians in Space–one of my favorites–about the reluctant abalone smuggler Thursday Malaysius. You can read it here. They’ll be posting a really fun interview soon in which I interview myself from both my Nigerian and American identities. Check out the site–there are some creative interviews from great poets and authors.