Alfi did everything in her power to destroy me. I knew that, and perhaps it was that knowledge, and the grace of God that kept my head above water.
Fast forward to Nigeria. When most of us finally returned to Nigeria-- the good and the bad, the high and the low, the snubs and the snubbed-- the ground levelled out. The fact that we were all abroad and studied abroad put all of us on the same level.
Those princes who snubbed me in Rome did not like it. They still wanted to maintain that divide. Now I was a professor at the university, and they rumored that I was not qualified to be a professor. They wanted everyone to look at the fact-- they were the favored ones, I was not. They got the big scholarship, I did not. They schooled at the University of Rome, I did not-- I schooled at the Conservatoy of music, and to them that was not anything equivalent to a university, therefore, inferior. They hounded me! I had to go back to school to prove them wrong. This book: Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko The Saga of a Nigerian Female Ethnomusicologist, written by one who witnessed my struggles at the time, detailed everything.
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About the Author
Her first short story I Come from Utopia was published in African Voices, Spring/Summer, 2007, pg. 18. Since then, she has published numerous others in RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER'S SOUL Anthology, Bks 1-3.
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.
The Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies, is a journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos of Nigeria was published in 2014
In Pregnant Future, her new Novel, Justina is the story of every young woman who found herself alone in the world to fend for herself. It is the story of the pitfalls that await such a woman. It is the story of survival
Legend of The Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies
Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women