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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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The Passion and Power of the Female Poets from Africa

By on April 25, 2018

April is National Poetry Month in the United States where I live, and a good time to celebrate some of my favorite female poets…

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Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate

By on April 9, 2018

 

 

Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka

Standing now
Calling all the people here to see the show
Calling for my demons now to let me go
I need…

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Book of the Month: Celebrating the Magic of Books

By on April 7, 2018

Today, I received my tenth book (actually books number 9 and 10 came in the same box) from my dear friends at BOTM –  Book…

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Jola Reads: January – March 2018 (and then some)

By on April 2, 2018

Last year was the first time I embarked on a journey of discovery in my reading life. In addition to keeping track of what…

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Corneille Sings Smooth Operator

By on April 2, 2018

It is a Monday of a week that I am off work on Spring Break and what a glorious week it plans to be…

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Book to Look Out for: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

By on March 26, 2018

Clemantine Wamariya was six-years old when the genocide broke out in Rwanda in 1994. She fled from the country into Burundi and along with…

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A Wrinkle in Time: Read the Book, See the Movie

By on March 9, 2018

My child read ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ a couple of years ago and promptly declared it one of the best books she had read….

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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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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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