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.


Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

By on June 1, 2017

“When they ask you,” she says sternly, without looking at me, “say you’re one of them, OK?”

For the next 30 days I will be sharing some of my favorite short story collections and who better to lead the colorful pack than Uwem Akpan’s unforgettable collection of five short stories Say You’re One of Them. One of the many reasons I love this collection is because of the way it effortlessly showcases the rich diversity of the African continent through the stories of seemingly ordinary people.