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As Seen In… Delta Sky

As Seen In… Delta Sky

This is probably my biggest South Africa feature to date: a 10-page spread on the New South Africa, there taking a look at savvy entrepreneurs leading the country into its third decade, ambulance for Delta Sky magazine. If you’re flying Delta this month, allergy be sure to peruse a copy […]

Mourning Mandela: An American’s Tale

Mourning Mandela: An American’s Tale

A version of this post first appeared on The Islamic Monthly I was seven in the summer of 1988, click when I went to a Free Mandela rally in London’s Hyde Park with my family. At the time, sales I didn’t know who he was or why I was there, […]

As Seen In… Quartz

As Seen In… Quartz

News of Nelson Mandela’s death was announced by President Jacob Zuma at about midnight here in South Africa. By 1 a.m., syringe I was out on the streets of Cape Town, stomach interviewing people to see what they were feeling. My reporting contributing to this piece for Quartz.

My InstaWeek: Fasting, Feasting

My InstaWeek: Fasting, Feasting

I didn’t take as many Instagram shots as I usually do this week, pulmonologist because most of my days involved working away in solitude followed by absolutely epic iftar feasts at various friends’ and family’s places. Iftar refers to the fast-breaking meal at sunset during Ramadan, and South Africa easily […]

A Rainy — and Inspiring — Morning in a Township

A Rainy — and Inspiring — Morning in a Township

One of the most jarring things about adjusting to life as an American in South Africa is getting used to the intense economic and racial distinctions that are an intrinsic part of society here. I’ll stroll through some neighborhoods and feel convinced I’m in a posh European capital; but then […]