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.


Head Above Water

By on August 30, 2007

The dilemma of college students trying to stay afloat in a storm of financial and emotional incertitude is one that is familiar to many and may resonate louder for those students who are studying overseas far from their friends and family as well as terrains which are familiar to them. Chima Nwankwo tackles this issue in a compelling piece which appears in a recent issue of the weekly magazine – Newsweek. Reading this it struck an all too familiar chord with me as it seems not so long ago, I was walking in those shoes down a similar path.

The article is aptly titled – I’m Counting Every Penny

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    September 9, 2007

    just read the article.. and totally felt in tune with the guy,
    my cousin keeps tellin me that after skool it will be over, but what about right now?????

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    Jola Naibi

    September 13, 2007

    I know what you mean…but still make sure you make the most of the time while you are studying…it can be hard but still try to have some fun. Never lose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel