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The Ointment That Makes You Glow

By on May 25, 2021

My essay, which explores the nuances of being a Black person in white spaces and how my West African background reflects my response to certain accepted behavior, was published by the folks at midnight & indigo. Click here to read.


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Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

By on January 12, 2021

Today is the release day for Nadia Owusu’s eagerly anticipated, Aftershocks. A deeply personal memoir that takes you on multi-country journey and keeps the reader riveted throughout. With a strong narrative voice, Ms. Owusu writes about embracing her multicultural identity while simultaneously grappling with issues of abandonment and self-identity. 


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2020: A Year in Books

By on December 18, 2020

2020 has been a memorable year for many reasons. The heartache. The pain. The lessons learned. I think everyone living this year is a trauma survivor. Even if you did not have anything horribly tragic happen to you or anyone close to you, just seeing other people go through…

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.

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