Macharia, Keguro. 2016. “On Being Area-Studied: A Litany of Complaint.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 22 (2): 183–90.

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AO: In this piece, Keguro Macharia writes about how/why he refuses the notion of an "area studies" model that centers the US as the place to which information flows. He writes about resigning from an academic institution in the US and moving back to Nairobi and thinks through what it might mean to be the "indifferent native."