Transition 121 - Featured Essay

Working the City  
by Bernard Matambo     

=Chosen for Best American Essays 2017=

Matambo offers a lyrical yet sobering account of the myriad challenges facing young Zimbabweans struggling to realize their dream of attending college in the United States.

"Cato and I have booked seats on flights to America with a number of airlines. It makes the journey feel real, palpable even, like it’s something that could actually happen. The airline holds your seat for a week at a fixed price, and the best part is you don’t need to pay anything. But after that week your booking is canceled and you must start all over again."

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