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Phoneme Media: Giving a Voice to Authors

By on February 18, 2017

Translators David Shook and Brian Hewes noticed that there was a lot of interesting international literature that was not reaching English-language readers. This included…

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Falling into Happy: CC Adetula

By on February 17, 2017

Out this week from CC Adetula, comes the story of a woman who starts to fall in love with a man she meets at…

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Read the Book, See the Movie: Everything, Everything.

By on February 16, 2017

It seems like each year, a movie comes out that compels me to read the book first. What inevitably happens is that the book…

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Ms. Naibi Goes to Washington: #AWP2017

By on February 12, 2017

I was so pleased and super-excited to attend the 2017 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference this past week in Washington D.C….

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Johannesburg II

By on February 11, 2017

 

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Johannesburg

By on February 11, 2017

The entrance to the Apartheid Museum in South Africa provides a realistic glimpse into what life was like living in a state of racial…

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Elmina Castle

By on February 10, 2017

Our brilliant guide takes questions during a tour of Elmina Castle in Ghana. Circa 2008.

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The Door of No Return

By on February 9, 2017

Several months ago when I was reading Yaa Gyasi’s brilliantly written novel, Homegoing, I flashed back to this moment in 2008, when I visited…

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

By on February 7, 2017

Written by Melissa Fleming, the chief spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, this is the deeply personal and heart-searing tale of a young…

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Ouidah

By on February 7, 2017
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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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