Jola Naibi


A Life in Full and other Stories

By on June 19, 2017

As a short story aficionado, I am always ecstatic when the season for the Caine Prize rolls in, because it gives an opportunity to discover new short fiction which…


French Stories – Contes Français

By on June 18, 2017

For the last two weeks, I have shared my favorite short story collections from authors who have served to inspire and energize my reading and writing experience. When it…


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…


The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

By on June 16, 2017

At night, something would wrap itself around your neck, something that very nearly choked you before you fell asleep.
From the most-beloved and celebrated contemporary Nigerian author, comes this brilliantly…


Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap

By on June 15, 2017

The stories in this collection are set in contemporary Thailand and written with such insight and grace that it belies the youth of the author, who assembles a cast…