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When Nigerian footballer meets American woman in Cambodia

former Henry Hoyns fellow in poetry at the University of Virginia, Kim Philley, now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, wrote this on the New York Times: The Hardest Lesson to Learn

I BROKE UP with my boyfriend because too many proper nouns had come between us. He is Nigerian; I am American. He survived the Warri Crisis; I survived art school in inner-city Baltimore. He has been a professional soccer player; I am a former lecturer in English literature. We live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which is where we met, at an African bar called Do It All.

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