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2021: A Year in Books

By on December 29, 2021

As we inch forward towards the end of the 2021, it is a great time to reflect on some of the books that kept me company over the last 12 months. The folks at Goodreads tell me that I have read 73 books this year and I think that…


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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. 

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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