Bick McSwiney

Bick McSwiney is a teacher in Nigeria.
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Ender Meets Hollywood

Last Friday, the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s young adult sci-fi novel Ender’s Game opened in theatres across the United States. As Trop’s resident Young Adult lit enthusiasts, we couldn’t wait to see the nerd…


Guilt Trip: Morocco

As we shoved through the narrow alleys that make up the medina of Marrakech, everything was for sale—lamps, shoes, knives, spices, picture frames made of tires, yes. But most of all, spices. Shopkeepers had eight-foot tall…