Lost and Found: What I Learned from this Sojourn

  Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has one of the most powerful endings in literature. In this novel which chronicles the dramatic rise and ultimate downfall of Okonkwo, a black Ibo clansman, the story is literally and figuratively taken over in its final chapter by the District Commissioner, an unnamed, incredibly minor white character, who […]

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The Pope and the Piazza del Popolo (New Year’s Eve Memories- Rome 2008)- A Video Blog

Remember the heady last days of 2008?  We had just elected Barack Obama president, which made America and Americans  suddenly much more popular in Europe and just about everywhere else.  This was especially true if you were Black…Anyway, we had quite an adventure in Rome which was the first and last stop on our week-long stay […]

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