Jola Naibi


Corneille Sings Smooth Operator

By on April 2, 2018

It is a Monday of a week that I am off work on Spring Break and what a glorious week it plans to be as I massively update my…


Book to Look Out for: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

By on March 26, 2018

Clemantine Wamariya was six-years old when the genocide broke out in Rwanda in 1994. She fled from the country into Burundi and along with her older sister would move…


A Wrinkle in Time: Read the Book, See the Movie

By on March 9, 2018

My child read ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ a couple of years ago and promptly declared it one of the best books she had read. I added it to my…


The Boat People by Sharon Bala. A Review

By on December 11, 2017

In a visually-rich and spirited poem, called Home, the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire writes:
you have to understand,
no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than…