Odd Couple in Namibia

How To Be Stars of the Show At an Opuwo Bar

When we see glimpses of Africa, it’s usually because of a conflict, a safari, or a charity drive. Lanre Akinsiku, a writer from California, is spending a year traveling around Africa, going to lesser-known places to capture everyday moments.

Sophie still looked unconvinced, even after a few minutes of sweet-talking. I decided to play my best hand.

“We’re here, so we might as well go out,” I told her. “Either nothing’s going to happen or something interesting’s going to happen. But it’s going to be one or the other.”

Under the moon’s hard …