Harper's Magazine | October 2017
States of Decay
"'How’s your balance?' Lucas asked, wiggling his eyebrows. He strode nimbly across. I inched over the beam with less grace, grasping at the wall with both gloved hands. On the other side of the gap my dosimeter began to pulse, and our Geiger counters crackled like oil in a hot pan. The sunlight vanished as we descended into the cliff face. Beneath us, the ground was thick with guano. Sleeping in the crevices above our head were hundreds of small brown bats."
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VQR | Spring 2017
The Useful Village
Finalist, 2018 National Magazine Award, Feature Writing
Winner, 2017 Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction
"In the fall of 2015, Germany designated Sumte, population 102, as a sanctuary for nearly 800 refugees. What followed was a living experiment in the country’s principles."
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[Read abridged version in The Guardian]
Granta Magazine | Issue 140 | Online
Hallelujah! A Brief History of Bombing People
"Bombing has always functioned as a weapon one class or race uses enthusiastically against another, and only rarely against its own – and then always accompanied by extravagant performances of remorse."
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The London Review of Books | Vol. 38 No. 18
Diary (On an Arson Epidemic)
"As towns across Germany have accepted their federal allocation of asylum seekers, administrators have fashioned shelters out of disused factories, motels and parish houses, usually on the outskirts of town. In this way, they hope to keep neighbourhood friction to a minimum. At the moment, someone tries to burn one of these improvised hostels to the ground every two to three days."
[Read in LRB]
VICE Magazine | Vol. 22 No. 11 | November 2015
The Ballad of Murder Eyez: In Syria with Germany's Refugee Rapper
"In peacetime, Abdul Rahman Masri became one of Syria's most celebrated rappers. Now a refugee in Germany, he's determined to speak for his home nation's lost generation."
[Read in VICE]
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