Skip to main contentSkip to main content
Updating results

Western Africa

A writer who spent summers in Ukraine dreams of bringing her own daughter there after the war. As a Nigerian-Ukrainian child shuttling back and forth from Nigeria, where I lived most of the year, to Soviet-era Ukraine every summer, I held two impressions of the city of Kyiv — one had to do with the circus and the other with ice cream. Both were delightfully experienced by me there but neither ...

FICTION: Through linked stories, Eloghosa Osunde's debut novel offers a scathing assessment of Nigeria's corruption and its laws criminalizing same-sex relationships. "Vagabonds!" by Eloghosa Osunde; Riverhead (320 pages, $28) ——— Through linked stories steeped in magical realism and a narrative voice reminiscent of early Salman Rushdie, Eloghosa Osunde's exuberant debut novel, "Vagabonds!" ...

In spring 1864, President Abraham Lincoln invited a guest to one of his private rooms in the White House — the room he often napped and read his Bible in. His visitor was Caroline Johnson, a Black woman from Philadelphia who was known for making intricate wax fruit. While the nation was embroiled in the Civil War, the pair sat and discussed the fruit Johnson had gifted Lincoln and his wife. ...

Sunday: At 9:30 p.m., Jupiter is the brightest object in the east, 12 degrees above the horizon. When viewed through binoculars, up to four of…

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News

News Alert