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.


To Be a Man in China

By on January 21, 2013

Some pretty disturbing statistics are coming out of China. A cultural preference for boys has created a severe gender imbalance such that unmarried men will soon outnumber unmarried women by an estimated 40 million: the equivalent of the population of California. In the village of Da Xin township, there are no single women. Men in a desperate bid to marry often resort to illegal means such as a buying a kidnapped bride.


January 21, 2013