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Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein is a freelance writer and editor from Chicago, Illinois (USA) who splits her time in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Her writing on arts, culture, education and politics recently appears in Al Jazeera English, CNN-Explore Parts Unknown, Atlas Obscura, National Public Radio, BRIGHT, Selamta, Saveur, Hemispheres, and PassBlue, among others. Amanda is the regional editor for sub-Saharan African with Global Voices and digital editor with PRI's The World covering global security.