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Book of the Month: Celebrating the Magic of Books

By on April 7, 2018

Today, I received my tenth book (actually books number 9 and 10 came in the same box) from my dear friends at BOTM –  Book…

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Jola Reads: January – March 2018 (and then some)

By on April 2, 2018

Last year was the first time I embarked on a journey of discovery in my reading life. In addition to keeping track of what…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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Reading List: December 2017

By on December 10, 2017

And just like that, December is here, and with it comes the 12th and final edition of the reading list. What a fun reading…

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Reading List: November 2017

By on November 11, 2017

 

 

I absolutely love the month of November and this year has given me another reason to do so with the publication of some delightful…

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Anthony Bourdain Goes to Lagos

By on October 17, 2017

“I’ve never been in a country where everybody is working so hard at something”

Anthony Bourdain on Lagos
I had heard of but never watched an…

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Reading List: October 2017

By on October 10, 2017

 

October 2017: In the world of books released this month, we see one of my favorite actors of all time taking a shot at…

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Reading List: September 2017

By on September 4, 2017

It is Labor Day weekend in the United States where I live, which officially marks the end of summer. I have always found it…

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Yemisi Aribisala’s Paean to Nigerian Cuisine

By on August 22, 2017

It must have been about two years ago when I first heard that World Jollof Rice Day was being celebrated on August 22 and…

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Reading List: August 2017

By on August 7, 2017

 

This is the eight edition of the reading list and so far so wonderful. I think one of the things that the reading list has…

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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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