#RRBC Pay it Forward! Today with Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

I’m so excited to celebrate Joy today!  She is an extremely active and supportive member at RRBC!  She recently won an award for reading and reviewing the most books of any member!  WOW!!

She authored the following books and you MUST check them out!

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In Mirror of Our Lives, four Nigerian women share the compelling tales of their troubled lives and failed marriages, revealing how each managed to not only survive, but triumph under difficult and repressive circumstances.

Njide, Nneka, Miss Nelly, and Oby relive their stories of passion, deceit, heartache, and strength as they push through life—each on a unique journey to attain happiness, self-respect and inner peace. But none of the women’s journeys is without misjudgments and missteps. Njide falls in love at first sight, marries Tunji too quickly, and is dismayed when Tunji shows his true colors. Nneka once thought that she and Oji were the perfect couple—until Oji traveled to the United States. Miss Nelly is a kind and good-natured woman who allows everyone to take advantage of her—even her husband, whom she married only for his name. But everyone wonders why Oby and Mat even married at all, for their marriage was a battle from the very beginning.

The tales in Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women will inspire womenaround the world to never give up, to discover a sense of worth, and most of all, to learn to love themselves above everyone else.

 

Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies is a journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos of Nigeria. The book draws readers into the Igbo people’s ancient and traditional beliefs about life and death.

There is a very thin line dividing the land of the living and the land of the dead, so thin that spirits from both lands coexist. Sometimes, during the story, it is difficult to differentiate between the living and the dead. Both have bodies; the living existing in their bodies, while the dead exist in (are using) borrowed bodies.

Fifteen-year-old Osondu has disappeared. His mother goes searching for her son and faces the same fate. She too goes missing.

The gods are ever present, in control, and minister to both the living and the dead. This is because the gods minister to the spirits, not the bodies that harbor them. To the gods, the spirits of both the living and the dead are ever alive.

The world of the traditional Igbo society is a world in which the dead visit and interact easily with the living. It is also a world in which most of the time the living are at the mercy of the gods.

About the Author:

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Now retired, Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko of Nigeria was a music teacher trained in Santa Cecilia, Rome. She obtained her Ph.D. in music education from the University of Michigan. She has written books, and published extensively in national and international scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Publisher’s website: http://sbprabooks.com/JoyNwosuLoBamijoko

Connect with Joy:

Blog or Website: http://sbprabooks.com/JoyNwosuLoBamijoko/
Twitter Handle: @Jinlobify
Facebook Page URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/legend-of-the-walking-dead-igbo-mythologies/278539362320752?ref-aymt_homepage_panel

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19 thoughts on “#RRBC Pay it Forward! Today with Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

  1. I gave “Mirror of our Lives” 5 stars. It is a book with a powerful message. To have read and reviewed two books every week of 2015 is an astonishing achievement. Heartiest congratulations to Joy, and thank you Jenny for doing such a great job of hosting.

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