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.


Tropical Fish. Tales from Entebbe by Doreen Baingana

By on June 14, 2017

It has been years since I read Doreen Baingana’s Tropical Fish, but as I reflected on the collections to add to these days, I remembered vividly how much I enjoyed these stories which provided a contemporary perspective of the East African nation of Uganda. These stories that are set in the aftermath of the vicious dictatorship of Idi Amin, and center around the lives of three sisters, vacillating between the United States and Uganda.

Back on earth, the passengers clapped, many of them glad to be coming home. Christine clapped with them. There was a feeling of camaraderie after sitting so close together for fifteen hours, through all the takeoffs and landings of the Ethiopian Airlines plane in New York, Rome, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, and finally Entebbe.