Jola Naibi


Voice of America by E.C. Osondu

By on June 28, 2017

E.C. Osondu writes boldly and creates characters whose flaws he is not afraid to highlight and that is what makes you fall in love with them. In 2010 he…


What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

By on June 27, 2017

I am enthralled by Ms. Arimah’s writing. A newcomer to the literary scene, I had read her short stories in literary journals and was thrilled when her book was…


The Prophet of Zongo Street by Mohammed Naseehu Ali

By on June 26, 2017

I will always remember the moment when I first discovered this book. I was at my local library and it was the title that called to me…waving like an…


The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor

By on June 25, 2017

Yesterday, I featured 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories and I mentioned how through that collection I was able to discover new writers of short fiction. Flannery…


100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

By on June 24, 2017

Short stories are about trouble in mind. A bit of blues. Songs and cries that reveal the range and ways of human character. The secret ordinary and the ordinary…