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 Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

By on June 7, 2017

This is one of the new pieces of short fiction that I discovered this year and what a thrill it was to read. Viet Than Nguyen’s stories pack full  and powerful punches. I was particularly intrigued because of the way he delves into the Vietnamese immigrant experience, something that I had not really known a lot about and was pleased to learn more about in the stories in this collection.

Her voice was urgent, and when she suddenly leaned forward, I was afraid she was going to reach across the sewing machine and grasp my hand. I willed myself not to back away from her fingers, two of them bandaged as if she had pricked herself with needles. I felt I had to say something, and so I said, “I’m sorry.”