We live in a time when environmental disasters, wars, social and political injustice, and the exploitation and abuse of the natural world are the causes of ever more human suffering. In this issue of “About Place,” our contributors have addressed the theme “Geographies of Justice” from a wide variety of global perspectives, and with powerful and compelling insights.

.chisaraokwu’s “When God Sat in Enugu, We Wondered Who We Were,” is a poetic meditation on horrific conditions in the Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War. Teow Lim Goh’s essay “Home Lands” asks what it means for an immigrant to be “at home,” and illuminates the troubling history of United States immigration policy. Flavian Mark Lupinetti’s short story “Corrections” is a droll and subversive look at the filming of a movie about “The Wall.”

All over the world people are demanding that their communities, their countries, devise more humane and responsible ways to care for our planet, and for each other. The contributors to this issue have added their voices to that demand. One challenge in editing this issue was that there wasn’t room for all the great work we received.

With that, I invite you to take a deep dive into “Geographies of Justice.” Your time and attention will be amply rewarded.