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WELCOME to Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko #RRBC

I would like to introduce you to my friend and fellow RRBC member, Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko and her intriguing book, Legend of the Walking Dead

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.


This is my Five Star Review from Amazon: Beautifully written (and thank goodness there were no zombies!).

I enjoyed the masterful way this book was written. The story simply flowed in keeping with what would have been an oral tradition. I didn’t feel as if I were “reading” a book, but more as if I were “hearing” the voice of an accomplished storyteller who was passing on the legends of a people.

The story of Gloria and her son and the way they overcame the predicament they were in was fascinating. It is interesting that in Gloria’s culture, as in many others, death is portrayed as a portal into a spirit world of great beauty where more is gained than lost and is not to be feared as an ending but embraced as a beginning. The last section of the story was not as interesting to me as the rest was, but it did not detract from my enjoyment of this wonderful book.

I would love to visit the world the author created another time and hope she will give us more stories about Gloria and her assignments.

If the book interests you, head on over to Amazon.

Legends of the Walking Dead

You can find out more about Joy at

Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko and I welcome your comments.

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24 thoughts on “WELCOME to Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko #RRBC”

  1. D.L. Finn says:

    This is on my TBR list! Great post and thanks for hosting, Mary!

    1. Mary Adler says:

      You are welcome, Denise! It is a magical book. Right up your alley!

    2. Joy Lo-Bamijoko says:

      Hi, D.L., thanks for stopping by. I will be on the lookout for your comments on my book. πŸ˜€

      1. D.L. Finn says:


  2. Wendy Scott says:

    Joy’s books are unique. Here’s the review I posted on Amazon:
    Mystical and magical.
    Strangely compelling. I won this book in a Blog Tour party. As I’d read Mirror of Our Lives by the same author I knew I was in for a unique experience. Beautiful descriptive passages transported me to mystical realms and gave me some insights into Nigerian culture. One of life’s big questions is “What happens when we die?” and this story is certainly thought provoking.

    1. Mary Adler says:

      Nice review, Wendy! Thank you for sharing it.

    2. Joy Lo-Bamijoko says:

      Thank you, so much, Wendy, for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts on my book. I do so appreciate it! 😍

  3. Gwen Plano says:

    Great review, Mary. I will definitely visit Amazon and purchase the book. β™₯

    1. Mary Adler says:

      Thank you, Gwen! You are in for a treat!

  4. Joy Lo-Bamijoko says:

    That was a great review, Mary. Thank you so much. And thank you for promoting me today. I appreciate it.

    1. Mary Adler says:

      You are welcome, Joy! I loved the book and so enjoy your spirit and generosity.

  5. Joy Lo-Bamijoko says:

    Hi, Gwen, thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I will be on the lookout for your thoughts on my book. πŸ˜‡

  6. Rhani D'Chae says:

    Hi, Mary. Thanks for hosting Joy’s book today. πŸ˜€

    1. Mary Adler says:

      It was my pleasure, Rhani!!

  7. Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

    Very nice review Mary. I also read the book and felt transported to the other world. Its a timeless book.

    1. Mary Adler says:

      Thank you, Shirley!

    2. Joy Lo-Bamijoko says:

      Thank you, Shirley, for your continued support.

  8. Jan Sikes says:

    What a wonderful post about Joy’s book. I have this book on my Kindle and need to move it up in the long line waiting to be read! πŸ™‚ Great to see Joy in the spotlight. You have a beautiful blog, Mary!

    1. Mary Adler says:

      Thank you, Jan! Joy certainly deserves the spotlight!!

    2. Joy Lo-Bamijoko says:

      Thank you, Jan, for stopping by and for your support.

  9. mark bierman says:

    So many cultures believe in a connection to the spirit world, why is ours the only one who refuses? On my TBR list for sure. Sounds untriguing Joy. Thanks for sharing, Mary

    1. Mary Adler says:

      Thank you for commenting, Mark. I feel connected to the spirit world and have had an experience or two that have convinced me that we are separated from it by an invisible but opaque curtain. Every now and again, there is a mooment when it becomes transparent. πŸ™‚

    2. Joy Lo-Bamijoko says:

      Thank you, Mark, for your support.

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