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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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 Elmina Castle on the coast of Ghana and got a view of ‘the door of no return’. One of the darkest periods in the history of mankind when people were taken against their will to a land where they were stripped of their rights as human beings. This was the point where people left their homelands to the New World never to return.