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.


At the Movies: Michael Clarke Duncan movie and Belle

By on April 16, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Tennessee State University

From the Rough which is being released on April 25, is one of the last movies made by the lovable Michael Clarke Duncan who passed away in 2012 and won our hearts in his role as John Coffey in 1999’s The Green Mile. The movie tells the inspirational true story of Catana Starks (pictured with the original team) who becomes the first black woman to coach an all men’s collegiate team of golfers to a record championship.

Also set for release soon is Belle about the mixed-raced daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral who is raised to become a proper British lady by her aristocratic great uncle. Newcomer Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays title character Belle.