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WELCOME TO MY SECOND TOUR! 

My Location is still: Los Angeles, CA

My giveaway for today are as follows:

One ($10.00) Amazon gift card

One ($10.00) Starbuck gift card

Two e-books copies of my book

Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women

Total giveaway gifts: 4

Show your presence, and win the prizes!

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Why Memoirs?

My first introduction to memoirs came from reading true stories and true romances. Funny eh?!

Later, I became exposed to the great classics, the required books in my literature classes. With this exposure, I became an avid reader of the Bronte Sisters and Jane Austen. Understandably, these writers captivated me the most.

My memoirs, the first published in 2011, entitled Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women, and the second, entitled Pregnant Future are different in outlook. But the two books have helped in releasing my soul of all the anger, sadness, and disappointments that life had thrown at me, which all got bottled up inside me. Though memoirs, I employed two different approaches in writing them. This is because I wrote them to depict the different stages of where I was in life at the different times of the books. The story in Mirror… was all about after my return from Italy, while the story in Pregnant Future was before and during my stay in Italy. These were two different times in my life.

In Mirror of Our Lives …,  I detached myself from the women I wrote about to allow them to express their anger and fight their battles their way. I became, simply, the onlooker recording their lives. The book portrayed a lot of events, which I did not live personally, but which people I know lived, some of them family members, and some of them friends.

For me, writing in the third person is very difficult. I tend to tell a lot, and not show when writing in the third person. I tried the same trick in Pregnant Future. It was first written in the third person. I was still trying to detach myself from that story like I did with Mirror … But then I found a very able Beta-Reader who suggested I change everything into the first person. I did. The problem of telling, disappeared, and the story flowed.

If you have not yet read and reviewed this book, please do so soon. Pick up a copy now, or request a reviewer’s copy. I will love to read your comments.

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MIRROR OF OUR LIVES:

Voices of Four Igbo Women

You can also view the trailer here:  https://youtu.be/UhSyMaUz0Uk

BOOK BLURB:

In Mirror of Our Lives, four Nigerian women share the compelling tales of their troubled lives and failed marriages, revealing how each managed not only to survive, but also 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 comes without misjudgments and missteps. Njide falls in love at first sight, marries Tunji too quickly, and grows dismayed when Tunji shows his true colors. Nneka once thought that she and Oji made the perfect couple—until Oji traveled to the United States. Miss Nelly, a

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 comes without misjudgments and missteps. Njide falls in love at first sight, marries Tunji too quickly, and grows dismayed when Tunji shows his true colors. Nneka once thought that she and Oji made the perfect couple—until Oji traveled to the United States. Miss Nelly, a

Njide falls in love at first sight, marries Tunji too quickly, and grows dismayed when Tunji shows his true colors. Nneka once thought that she and Oji made the perfect couple—until Oji traveled to the United States. Miss Nelly, a kind, and good-natured woman, 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 became a battle from the very beginning. The tales in Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women will inspire females around the world never to give up, to discover a sense of worth, and most of all, to learn to love themselves above everyone else.

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