Non-Fiction

In the Aftermath of Civil War, a Writing Workshop Aims for Peace

This month, Literary Hub published the story I wrote on a literary reconciliation program in Sri Lanka. Click the title to read. This story was reported with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.


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Birthing Inequity (Cover Story) — an award-winning* collaborative multimedia report for The East Bay Express

*Awarded: Robert Whittington Award for Exceptional Reporting, August 2018
*Awarded: Salute to Excellence Award, National Association of Black Journalists, August 2018


book reviews & essays

The Normal School | Brooklyn Magazine | The Masters Review | Wales Arts Review | The Rumpus | The Punch | Fiction Advocate | Catapult | BOMB

the Los Angeles Review of Books 

When the Hurlyburly’s Done: Roy Scranton’s “War Porn” | The Choice to Stay: SJ Sindu’s “Marriage of a Thousand Lies” | Points of Access: Achy Obejas’s “The Tower of the Antilles” | 25 Years After November 26, 1992

Gulf Coast

On American War, Omar El Akkad’s Tale of the Second American Civil War | Micro-Review: Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas’s Don’t Come Back | “a pirouette beside a barricade”: A Review of Aja Monet’s My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter (Print Only, Winter/Spring 2018)

Anomaly

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Freemans: Family | An American Weakness | A Gentle Visit | Cosmic DisruptionAnd to Questioning, Stay Faithful | A Time to Mourn | Interrogating Whiteness: reading Austin Channing Brown’s “I’m Still Here”


profiles of 

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Shelbie Dimond — “The Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Who Found Her Voice When She Lost Her Clothes,” Narratively, August 2018 | Nayomi Munaweera | Kim Magowan | Patricia Powell | Roscoe Mitchell** | Juliana Spahr

**This story received Honorable Mention for Best Feature Story from the California College Media Association in 2016.

interviews

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John Freeman | Jade Chang | Roy Scranton | Anuk ArudpragasamDaniel Lowe | Jami Attenberg | Sarah Jones (and Company) | Beck Levy


crime, courts, & justice reporting for Oakland North

OPD gets $50,000 grant to lower alcohol sales to minors | Study shows Oakland police less respectful toward black motorists | Man dies in custody after Oakland police deploy taser | PODCAST SEGMENT! >> Tales of Two Cities: While You Were Sleeping | Healthcare experts break down how new birth control rules will affect Californians | Protestors demand answers to death of man tased by Oakland police | AUDIO SLIDESHOW! >> Youth-led environmental group donate items to a climate legacy time capsule