Author Joy Lo-Bamijoko is hosting me for Day 1 of the Through the Nethergate tour. Thank you, Joy!
GIVEAWAY: (3 winners) (1) e-book copy of “NIGHTMARELAND”, (1) e-book copy of “THROUGH THE NETHERGATE”, and (1) $25 Amazon gift card.
About Joy Lo-Bamijoko
Joy Nwosu was born in Enugu, Anambra State of south-eastern Nigeria. Her parents were Charles Belonwu and Deborah Nwosu. She is the fifth in rank of the seven children of her parents. Joy was born into a music family.
Joy, now retired, was a music teacher, trained in Santa Cecilia, Rome, and obtained her Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Michigan, USA.
She has written and published extensively on national and international scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Her short story I Come from Utopia was published in African Voices, Spring/Summer, 2007, pg. 18, and her first English novel; Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women was published in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Contest in 2012. She has also two books published in the Italian language.
Joy is a trained musician, and taught music for 35 years. She writes, performs, and record folk songs.
Her new book: The Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies, which has just been released, is a journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos of Nigeria. She loves reading romances and mystery stories.
Joy has a variety of wonderful books for adults and children. You can find them on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Nwosu-Lo-Bamijoko/e/B00IYVFPMU
A 5 star Amazon review of Pregnant Future by Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko
Beginning in 1954 in Nigeria, Justina’s world introduces us to customs I was not aware of, and relished throughout the book. Her treatment was deplorable. School boys ambushed her, determined to beat her for being smarter than they were in school. Their hatred for her grew. My heart went out to her as she endured yet other beatings provoked by a manipulating sister. Justina learned survival at an early age. Determined to finish her schooling, she continued only to lose her place in college due to a wealthy students parents buying their child Justina’s spot. Grasping for any education available to her, she tries to take the exam to enter Holy Rosary College, although she is not on the list to even take it. Her strong will and faith grow. She tells the truth against others advice and finally is accepted at the college. Her relationships are leery as friendships proved only to have someone after what Justina could provide them. Used often, she still wanted friends. Travels to other countries proved her friends weren’t true friends to her, Alfi in particular. Men still tried to use her also. Someone was always trying to control her. After her baby died, her maturity reached new heights, and she realised her life was much better by living alone. Yes, I agree with Author Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko: Justina’s mistakes and challenges are lessons for all to learn by, but I also noticed how Justina’s persistence displayed a strong willed person not settling for a future she would not be happy with. The steps she took for a better future are remarkable. I highly recommend this book!