Selected articles and essays:

Granta online:

April 9, 2015: Lagos Must Prosper

May 18, 2009: Love in the Time of Swine Flu

The New York Times Magazine:

June 16, 2015: Can Thulisile Madonsela Save South Africa From Itself?

November 5, 2014: Inside the Vigilante Fight Against Boko Haram

The New Yorker:

All here.


January 28, 2011: Gen F: Inc.


August 18, 2010: Rick Warren in Rwanda


July 28, 2010: Flower Power

The Washington Post:

May 2, 2010: Homegrown fashionistas emerge in Mexico City's La Roma

June 28, 2009: African Roots Still Run Deep for Blacks on Mexican Coast

More Intelligent Life:

June 24, 2010: The Q&A: Miguel Horn, Sculptor

February 8, 2010: Mexico's Hidden Blacks

October 9, 2009: The Q&A: Miguel Calderón, Artist, Provocateur

September 21, 2009: Mexico City's Fashion Mafia


August 15, 2009: Women on the Verge

June 20, 2009: Run to Mexico?

March 14, 2009: A Labor of Love

Vanity Fair online:

June 29, 2010: Homosexuals Are Still Under Siege in Uganda

December 17, 2009: How Western Evangelicals Influence Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

May 1, 2009: Is Mexico Taking Swine Flu Precautions Too Far?

The National:

February 4, 2010: Land of the lush

The Atlantic online:

May 12, 2009: Shaking the Swine Flu

The San Francisco Chronicle:

February 8, 2009: Drug addiction explodes in Mexico

October 19, 2008: Culture clash: Kenyan runners in Mexico

September 14, 2008: VW Beetle taxis on way out in Mexico City

Agence France-Presse:

July 6, 2008: Acid attacks maim innocent women

June 10, 2008: No man's island

April 3, 2008: Extreme weather starving Uganda's pastoralists

January 23, 2008: Uganda's mato oput ritual: forgiveness for brutal 20-year war

January 14, 2008: Shaky start to school year for Kenya's children

January 13, 2008: Surgery restores face, and soul, for mutilated war victim in Uganda

Christian Science Monitor:

June 14, 2007: Women lawyers force big rights gains in Uganda