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Tosyn Bucknor: Always Remembered With Love

By on November 20, 2018

I never met Ms. Bucknor but the lyrics of her song, I Miss Me spoke to my soul and while I often vacillated between…

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Hippie by Paulo Coelho

By on October 18, 2018

Although he has authored more than twenty books, Paulo Coelho is perhaps more well known for The Alchemist – a book which continues to…

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Jola Reads: July – September 2018. Discovering Audio Books

By on October 4, 2018

As I go over my reading adventures over the last quarter, I find it hard to believe that we have already entered the final…

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Wishful Dreaming: Ms. Adichie Speaks at Inbound 2018

By on September 13, 2018

In many of her speeches, Ms. Adichie often validates some my sentiments as a Nigerian living in these United States. She manages to do…

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Everyday People – The Color of Life edited by Jennifer Baker

By on September 13, 2018

This short story collection features the work of more than a dozen writers of color. In highlighting the universality of the human experience, the…

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Positive State of Mind

By on August 9, 2018

Theofficialrand’s recently released album – State of Mind: The Mixtape has the swinging beat and pulsating energy that is the perfect accompaniment to the…

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Jola Reads: April – June (and then some)

By on July 2, 2018

If I am asked to review my reading life in 2018, I would most likely describe it as ‘The Year of Reading Memoirs’. This…

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Movie Music Monday: Seasons of Love

By on June 11, 2018

From the 2005 musical drama, Rent which was adapted from a Broadway musical of the same name. The story is based on Giacomo Puccini’s…

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Into The Okavango

By on May 17, 2018

The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about 1 million people, the world’s largest population of African elephants, and significant…

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Mother. Mystic. Mennonite. Misfit. A Conversation with Christiana N. Peterson

By on May 6, 2018

Christiana N. Peterson is the author of Mystics and Misfits. Meeting God through St. Francis and Other Unlikely Saints. In this, her recently published…

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Never Stop Walking

By on May 3, 2018

This morning, I started reading Christina Rickardsson’s memoir: Never Stop Walking: A Memoir of Finding Home Across the World and thought to look her up…

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Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.

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