Top and skirt by Azede Jean-Pierre, vintage shoes by Liz Claiborne and jewelry by Nandi Naya Decorating the sun-dappled New York City apartment of editor Amy Sall is a collection of books on African history and a poster of the film Moolaadé by Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène. “I give myself the right to explore anything I find interesting, ” Amy says. Among her social media feeds is archival and documentary imagery from Africa and the diaspora from the colonial period to the present: Grainy black-and-white footage of a 1961 meeting of the Nation of Islam appears This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-One Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote.