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I've published poems, personal essays, and fiction in the journal Humanistic Anthropology (which was at one time called Anthropology and Humanism).

Most of my pieces there deal with the Nagovisi.

 

2009 "Have You Seen Wanawo?" (co-winner, Humanistic Anthropology 2008 Fiction Prize). I re-used some of this material in "My White Man" -- particularly what reviewers and I have called the "Gender Walk From the Garden."

 

1998 “John Brown’s Body." This story won the Humanistic Anthropology 1997 Fiction Prize. It was an early version of "Fireflies Killed Her." As you'll see, the 1997 version moves in a very different direction than the recent version does.

 

1994 "Domestication of a Bush Demon." This personal essay is built on the folktale "Dangerous Words," which can be found here; it was in the 2013 edition but isn't in the 2019 one.

 

1993 "Shifting Agriculture" and "Sightlines" are two poems, for which I won the Humanistic Anthropology 1993 Poetry Prize.

 

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