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.
You can find out more about Joy at https://ravewriters.wordpress.com/meet-the-authors/author-joy-nwosu-lo-bamijoko/
Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko and I welcome your comments.