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The Black Axe

Everywhere and nowhere: tracing the evolution of a notorious Nigerian fraternity

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Romancing Kano

Photographs from northern Nigeria

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American Hustle

How elite youth basketball exploits African athletes

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The Many Faces of Boko

Against a current of extremist violence, Northern Nigeria struggles to modernise Koranic schools

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Jetty, Niger Delta

Jetty, Niger Delta. A man arrives at the end of the day to sell ice cream to children who have finished helping unload diesel fuel from the creeks. © Samuel James

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Samuel James at the Half King in New York City

Please join photographer Samuel James and Harper’s Magazine art director Stacey D. Clarkson on Tuesday, February 12, for a discussion of James’s work.

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September 2012

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