Choosing Growth

By Julia Ott

Recently, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt defended the withdrawal of the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord by alleging that the agreement had placed “constraints on the economy.” Rather ...

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Shoptalk: Overheard at ACLA

By Omari Weekes

During the first weekend in July, academics from around the world convened in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in order to Perform Dignity, Read at the Surface, and Feel the Unbearable—among a number of ...

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Cursed Masculinity

By Jeanne-Marie Jackson

Masculinity is a curse. This, at least, is the driving conceit behind Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Ugandan epic, Kintu, published in Kenya by the Kwani Trust in 2014, and in the US by Transit Books ...

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Atlantic Got Your Tongue

By Brenna M. Munro

Safia Elhillo’s poetry comes to us exactly when we need it, in the era of the travel ban and the border wall. The richness of feeling and formal inventiveness of her work open up an alternative ...

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Public Bookshelf

Keyword of the Week: Migration


By Supriya Chaudhuri

At the height of the refugee crisis in Germany, the following slogans made their appearance on the Hamburg streets: Wir sind alle illegal (We are all illegal) paired with Kein mensch ist illegal (No ...

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Those Refugees

By Sina Rahmani

While most Americans were looking forward to this past Independence Day, an ugly scene was unfolding in Murrieta, California. Patriotic citizens, armed with placards that read “America has been ...

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Immigrants and Illness

By Kairos G. Llobrera

Illness stories recount a person’s experience with sickness and disease, often following the journey from the onset of the illness to its diagnosis, to treatment and recovery. They’ve gained ...

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