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The Boat People by Sharon Bala. A Review

By on December 11, 2017

In a visually-rich and spirited poem, called Home, the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire writes:
you have to understand,
no one puts their children in a boat
unless…

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Reading List: December 2017

By on December 10, 2017

And just like that, December is here, and with it comes the 12th and final edition of the reading list. What a fun reading…

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Reading List: November 2017

By on November 11, 2017

 

 

I absolutely love the month of November and this year has given me another reason to do so with the publication of some delightful…

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Anthony Bourdain Goes to Lagos

By on October 17, 2017

“I’ve never been in a country where everybody is working so hard at something”

Anthony Bourdain on Lagos
I had heard of but never watched an…

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Reading List: October 2017

By on October 10, 2017

 

October 2017: In the world of books released this month, we see one of my favorite actors of all time taking a shot at…

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Reading List: September 2017

By on September 4, 2017

It is Labor Day weekend in the United States where I live, which officially marks the end of summer. I have always found it…

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Yemisi Aribisala’s Paean to Nigerian Cuisine

By on August 22, 2017

It must have been about two years ago when I first heard that World Jollof Rice Day was being celebrated on August 22 and…

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Reading List: August 2017

By on August 7, 2017

 

This is the eight edition of the reading list and so far so wonderful. I think one of the things that the reading list has…

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Ed Sheeran: Bibia Be Ye Ye

By on August 4, 2017

Bibia Be Ye Ye translated into English from the Ghanaian language Twi means “Everything will be alright”

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Reading List: July 2017

By on July 4, 2017

There is a bit of a gender imbalance in this month’s reading list. All but one of the books featured are written by women….

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Hercule Poirot. The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie

By on June 30, 2017

It is the final day of my 30 Days of Short Story Collection showcase and coming at the rear is a collection from one…

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The Girl Who Can And Other Stories by Ama Ata Aidoo

By on June 29, 2017

Ama Ata Aidoo’s best known work is Our Sister Killjoy and it was in reading this, that I was first introduced to her work….

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Voice of America by E.C. Osondu

By on June 28, 2017

E.C. Osondu writes boldly and creates characters whose flaws he is not afraid to highlight and that is what makes you fall in love…

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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

By on June 27, 2017

I am enthralled by Ms. Arimah’s writing. A newcomer to the literary scene, I had read her short stories in literary journals and was…

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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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