Black And White

3,105 words by 17 writers in Accra Metropolis, Istanbul & elsewhere

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Black and White, mountains, Travel

Stamina and the Search for Endings, Part 1

by Jack Cheng

Urubamba — I have walked more this past week than any other week of my life. On Wednesday we took a van into the mountains from Ollyantaytambo—myself, two friends from Cusco, the owner of the hostel where we were staying, an Italian couple and their friend who were volunteering at the same hostel, and the owner’s dog Maruru, who is named after an Amazonian water lily and doesn’t tire. The van drops us off at...

Black and White, Parenthood, Prose

Above and beyond

by Marcus Hammerschmitt

Tübingen — You are relentless. At times, your energy can drain mine. I wanted to turn your willpower on itself, so I challenged you to do absolutely nothing for five minutes. “You won’t last three!”, I mocked. J...

violence, Black and White

The militant

by Marcus Hammerschmitt

Tübingen — The Chinese food stall operator is a militant. I’ve seen him go after an asshole customer with a knife (luckily no one was hurt, because racist asshole could not only bitch & heckle but run too). ...

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one year ago today.

by Kate Beckel

Istanbul — the three of us are together again.

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