ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

My Notions of Blackness Died on a Bus in Africa

Photo by Yingchou Han on Unsplash

Early November meant the southern hemisphere was creeping closer toward summer. Small amounts of rain were already greening up the shrub desert and occasionally perfuming the air with the smell of appreciatively cooled earth. It also meant the already ridiculously hot weather was finding a way to get hotter still. Not far from the village’s school was a lone standing tree with a broad, thin canopy and a…

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Brian M. Williams, JD

Brian M. Williams, JD

Writer, Traveler, Educator, Mardi Gras DJ with a JD. Author of “Stranger in a Stranger Land: My Six Years in Korea” and “When a Stolen Child Returns.”