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From a rising star of Indian politics to reviews from a Nigerian book festival, here’s the best of OZY this week.

You may have missed these OZY treats in your inbox, or maybe they got buried on your social feeds. It’s been a manic week of Jerusalem proclamations, Brexit negotiations and Senate resignations — trust us, these are worth your time and worth catching up on.

Long read: Can Small-Town Oklahoma Be Saved by Its Immigrants?

In rural Texas County, Oklahoma, immigration is leading a rejuvenation. Check it out.

Watch: Madagascar’s Vanilla Farmers Fight Off Thieves

Protecting this African island nation’s precious vanilla crop is pushing some toward vigilante justice. Check it out.

See beyond: The Everything Candidate for Congress

Chrissy Houlahan checks all the boxes, but can the newbie politician win over the Philly suburbs? Check it out.

Marvel: Rugby’s Changing Face — From the Privileged to the Downtrodden

Players from war-ravaged nations and disadvantaged backgrounds are emerging flag-bearers of a traditionally elite sport. Check it out.

Special Briefing: A Monumental Showdown

In initiating the biggest rollback of federally protected land in U.S. history, President Donald Trump has sparked a new land war out West. Check it out.

Be empowered: The F-Word Is Here to Stay. Deal With It.

From the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Nigeria: why we should all be feminists. Check it out.

Go global: The New Poster Boy for India’s Right Wing

Former cricketer Anurag Thakur is among the most prominent young leaders of India’s ruling party. Check it out.

Laugh: The Hater’s Guide to Holiday Gifts

Here’s what to buy for those people you dislike just a little bit. Check it out.

Be intrigued: The South: The Best (and Worst) Place for the American Dream

The southern states are home to a great divide on economic opportunity. Check it out.

Learn: Solving the Mystery of Lyme Disease

How two persistent mothers, a handful of curious doctors and some serendipity helped crack a mysterious and deadly disease. Check it out.

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