Hell Is Other People’s Spending. Specifically My BF’s.

He tells me he has $20 in his checking account and receives exactly 10 minutes of pity from me before he reveals that it’s because he bought a new, ultra-slim wallet he saw in GQ, or a new watch even though he already has a bunch, or, my least favorite, gun parts.

The Zone

This is a story about doing fieldwork in the biggest trade zone in Nigeria, and learning about Chinese workers and Nigerian villagers. It’s also a love story.