Heidi listened to the BBC on the radio in the guest room of the residence. Big Ben chimed on the hour before the news. Only two days before, the plum tones of London had announced that the news bulletin would, from that day on, also be broadcast on television. Heidi’s father had explained “television” at home in Dodoma but he’d had on his sermon voice and Heidi, unrepentantly, had drifted back into what she might have thought was the television inside her head if she’d understood anything her father was trying to tell her. Now, on her interior television, she…

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