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.


A Quiver Full of Arrows by Jeffrey Archer

By on June 17, 2017

From the inventive title of the story collection to the diversity of the tales, A Quiver Full of Arrows is a signature masterpiece from a literary legend whose books have graced our bookshelves for over four decades. This collection is  an odyssey taking the reader from London to China, New York and Nigeria, showcasing the vicissitudes of life from betrayal to redemption. One of the stories in the collection, titled The First Miracle, is one of my favorite short stories of all time.

The boy could have told him that before he went in, and wondered what the man would do next, since it was the last dwelling house on the road. Not that he was really interested; they could both sleep in the hills for all he cared. It was about all they looked fit for. The man with the beard was telling the woman something and pointing behind the inn, and without another word he led the donkey off in the direction he had been indicating. The boy wondered what could possibly be at the back of the inn and, his curiosity roused, followed them.