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The Optics of Opportunity

The story of a literary fellowship that maybe wasn’t so strange at all

Illustration: George Peters / Getty Images

“H“Hey, nigger, nigger, nigger,” Jackson Taylor, the writing instructor, called out, pointing his finger at me from across the Chelsea loft that had been renovated into our classroom. I and 13 writers had been invited to participate in a mysterious writing fellowship funded by the Barnes & Noble founder…

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A new magazine from Roxane Gay offering some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. Our first quarterly is coming in June 2019. We value deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.

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Hafizah Geter

Hafizah Geter

Born in Zaria, Nigeria, Hafizah Geter‘s work has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Longreads, & Tin House. www.hafizahgeter.com