Unclear lines: state and nonstate actors in Abyei. A more academic essay on notions of territory in Abyei, Sudan. To appear in the edited volume, The Borderlands of South Sudan: Governance and Power in contemporary and historical perspective. Forthcoming.
Dreams are not made of Concrete. Fourth Genre. Volume 15, Issue 2. Fall 2013. A long essay on migration, money, and dreams, in Juba, South Sudan. You can read a pre-publication version of the essay here.
Influence: three and a half metaphors. An essay on the difficult of working out just who one's influences are. The Waste Books. 20 April 2013.
Every thing has its own silence. An essay on sound and silence, in Marseille and Paris. Onsite Review 28: Sound. Fall 2012. You can read a version of this essay just prior to the final tearsheet here.
On hunting. A meandering exploration of exile, detectives, and, obviously, hunters. Originally published at The Waste Books. 13 January 2012. You can read it here. Then published as a letter in Onsite Review 27: Rural Urbanism. 5 May 2012. There is also a podcast of me reading the text, available here.
just stay put and keep quiet. An essay on the form of the camp. Originally published at The Waste Books. 13 January 2012. You can read it here. Then published as a letter in Onsite Review 27: Rural Urbanism. 5 May 2012.
Self is a form. A selection of aphorisms. Hotel Amerika. Volume 10. Number. 1. Fall Edition 2011. Read them here (both of them).
The Logic of Soap & A Mobile Home. (two short texts). re:site. Insert in Onsite 24. Available here in the original, (pp.6-9), or you can read them on this site. Here is the first text, about mining in Sierra Leone, and here is the second, about notions of home.