Sounding

Hooked on the Power of Sound

By Sounding May 11, 2015

When I hear the “All Things Considered” theme, I hear vegetables sizzling in a pan. I think about being 6 years old and playing with toys at the kitchen table while my mom cooked dinner and caught up with … Read more

Doing My Own Thing

By Sounding September 11, 2014

Iwas 5 or 6 years old when my mother, a great lover of Nigerian folklore, told me a story from one of the oldest tribes in my country. In my mother’s telling, the market woman named Emotan became a … Read more

Mosaics and Marginalia

By Sounding July 17, 2014

I have lived most of my adult life out of a single suitcase, zigzagging a career through the Caucasus and the Middle East. But I had never plumbed for inspiration or reason. In the introduction to my first book I … Read more

Stories To Live By

By Sounding January 29, 2014

Soon after starting high school in Tg. Mures, the small city in Romania’s Transylvania region where I grew up, I began skipping classes. What we want is to give voice to stories nobody has heard, to people who’ve … Read more