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  • For the record

    "Every Day Is for the Thief": A review of the book "Every Day Is for the Thief" by Teju Cole in the March 23 Arts & Books section said the capital of Nigeria is Lagos. Lagos is Nigeria's cultural capital; the actual capital is Abuja.
  • Going back to Lagos in Teju Cole's 'Every Day Is for the Thief'

    Going back to Lagos in Teju Cole's 'Every Day Is for the Thief'
    Imagine a patient, observant and precise writer like the late W.G. Sebald reborn as a Nigerian exile, returning to and then wandering about that country's teeming and chaotic cultural capital, Lagos. That, in broad strokes, is the voice of the narrator of...

    In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist
    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...

    With 'Americanah,' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pokes fun at race

    With 'Americanah,' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pokes fun at race
    Friends are dress shopping in the novel "Americanah"; when they get to the register, the cashier asks which of two saleswomen helped them, but they're not sure. She lists numerous physical characteristics to identify the salesperson before giving up....

    Vicky Lagos is named assistant City Section commissioner

     
    Vicky Lagos has been selected to become the assistant commissioner of the City Section when it breaks away from the Los Angeles Unified School District on July 1. She has worked for the athletics office since 2006.