A Worthy Legacy by Tomi Akinyanmi Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway (7/31) CLOSED

Friday, July 17, 2009 Posted by Dina N

* Update: See how to get extra entries here and here! *
Book Description
The Harmattan wind scorches across Nigeria, and an old man lies dying. His community gathers to pay its respects; their haunting songs echoing in the warm twilight. Tomi Akinyanmi, his eldest granddaughter, is present along with the rest of the family, and as she listens to Grandpa's last words, she feels a resonance deep within her heart. For Grandpa doesn't talk of regrets, or petty grievances, instead he talks softly about life; how to survive, how to be happy, how to achieve self-respect.

My Review
Tomi's book is a moving tribute to a loved grandfather, honoring the legacy of a long life in simple yet powerful prose. This book is small, barely a hundred generously spaced pages, yet it is filled with wisdom and beauty. I could tell that the author's first love was poetry - short verses can be found in her narrative, and at times, even her prose sounds like a poem. Tomi's book is a tribute to a long and well-lived life. She fills page after page with simple wisdom and reflections on life, love, happiness, giving, power, and time. A Worthy Legacy made me think about what we leave behind for our children, and how worldly possessions may wither and disappear but the wisdom of past generations lasts forever.

A Worthy Legacy has received several literary awards.

I am delighted to participate in the A Worthy Legacy blog tour. Tomi will be visiting each blog on the day of the tour stop, and you can ask her questions, too!

Make sure you visit the other blog tour stops and see what everyone has to say about A Worthy Legacy. You can buy Tomi's book on her website, or find it at book retailers.

The Giveaway
Tomi has graciously agreed to send ONE AUTOGRAPHED COPY of A Worthy Legacy to a reader of Just Another New Blog! To enter, please do one - or both to double your chances! - of the following:
Once you have fulfilled at least one of these mandatory entries, here are extra chances to win:
  • tell me what was the last book you enjoyed reading;
  • follow my blog (see right sidebar);
  • subscribe to my feed by e-mail (see right sidebar);
  • add my link to your blog roll;
  • blog about this giveaway linking to this post and get 2 entries;
  • email three people about this giveaway and copy me;
  • follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name;
  • tweet about this giveaway and comment with the link to your tweet – you can do this once a day;
  • add this giveaway - or any of my current giveaways - to a Mr. Linky and let me know where to find it - you get two entries for every giveaway that you help promote, leave a separate comment for each;
  • add my blog to your Technorati favorites (click on link or see right sidebar);
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did.
The deadline to enter is July 31, 2009, 11:59pm EST. One winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. You will have 72 hours to get back to me, or another winner will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!

58 comments:

  1. fredamans said...

    Thank you for the entry.

    -Last book I read was, Perfection by Jamie Metz.
    - I am a follower.
    - I am a subscriber.
    - Your link is in my blog roll.
    - I blogged about this contest
    - I am a twitter follower,(fredalicious)
    - I tweeted this giveaway; Http://twitter.com/fredalicious
    - I also entered the romance giveaway yesterday.

    freda.mans@sympatico.ca

  2. Natalie W said...

    Oh i would love this book!
    The last book i enjoyed was Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See!
    ~I joined on Facebook
    ~Following on Twitter -@nataliew2
    ~I subscribed!
    ~ Tweeted !http://twitter.com/nataliew2/status/2695314292
    Thank you!Hopei did this right!
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  3. Natalie W said...

    Added your button!
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  4. Allison said...

    I join the facebook group.

    allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

  5. Allison said...

    I'm a follower.
    allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

  6. Allison said...

    I subscriba

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  7. Allison said...

    I also entered My Name Is Will

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  8. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    A Worthy Legacy Facebook fan and following Tomi on Twitter :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  9. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was "The Morning After" by Dorie Graham
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  10. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following with Google Friend Connect :)
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  11. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Subscribed by email :)
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  12. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Your blog is in my blogroll
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  13. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    1 - Blogged
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  14. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    2 - Blogged
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  15. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter
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  16. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Tweeted
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  17. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Faved on Technorati
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  18. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I also entered The Knight of Desire giveaway :)
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  19. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Tweeted
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  20. Debbie Rodgers said...

    I'm following Tomi on Twitter @debbierodgers

  21. Debbie Rodgers said...

    I'm following Tomi on Twitter @debbierodgers

  22. Debbie Rodgers said...

    I subscribe to your blog by e-mail

  23. Debbie Rodgers said...

    I've just enjoyed reading Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman

  24. Debbie Rodgers said...

    I follow YOU on Twitter @debbierodgers

  25. Debbie Rodgers said...

    I've entered Off-Season & My Name is Will

  26. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  27. Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2798593209
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  28. Amy said...

    I recently finished "Bridge of Sighs" by Richard Russo. It was very good, I highly recommend it!

    Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  29. Amy said...

    I'm a follower!

    Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  30. Amy said...

    I subscribe to your blog =o)

    Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  31. Amy said...

    I also follow on Twitter @Amestir.

    Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  32. Amy said...

    I twittered about this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/Amestir

    Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  33. Amy said...

    Your blog is on my blog roll!

    In case I didn't say it yet, Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
    Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  34. Amy said...

    I also entered your giveaway for "My Name is Will" by Jess Winfield.

    Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  35. Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2818590543
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. Nelsby said...

    I joined A Worthy Legacy on Facebook.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. Nelsby said...

    I am following Tomi on Twitter...my user name is Nelsby.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. Nelsby said...

    I am following your blog.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. Nelsby said...

    I subscribe to your blog via email.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. Nelsby said...

    I am following you on Twitter...my user name is Nelsby.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  41. Nelsby said...

    I recently enjoyed reading Replay by Ken Grimwood.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2838473261
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  43. Nelsby said...

    I faved your blog on Technorati (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  44. Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2854511656
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  45. Shawna said...

    Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    +1 I joined A Worthy Legacy on Facebook
    +1 I am following Tomi on twitter

    * the last book I enjoyed reading was Swan Song by Robert McCammon All his books rock but this was my fav.

    * I follow your blog

    * I subscribe to your feed by e-mail

    * I follow you on twitter my twitter name theblindcupid

    * I entered another one of your giveaways: One Scream Away

  46. Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2871077074
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. Upper West Side Writer said...

    + I'm now following Tomi on Twitter (my username is uwsreader).

    + The last book I enjoyed reading is the one I'm currently reading: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy.

    + I follow your blog.

    + I am subscribed to your feed via e-mail.

    + I already follow you on Twitter, and my username is uwsreader.

    + I Tweeted: http://twitter.com/uwsreader/status/2890903062

    + I already have you as a Technorati favorite (my username there is uwsreader)

    + I also entered your Off Season giveaway.

    Thank you so much!

    lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

  48. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  49. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  50. Renee G said...

    I joined your facebook group.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

  51. Renee G said...

    I entered your Tamed by a Laird giveaway.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

  52. Renee G said...

    I just finished reading The Boneman's Daughter and is was an excellent book.

    rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

  53. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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  54. Esme said...

    I follow

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  55. Esme said...

    tweeted:

    http://bit.ly/2mdJb giveaway for A worthy Legacy

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  56. Esme said...

    Joined worth Legacy on FB

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  57. Esme said...

    entered and the moon looked down

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  58. Winning Readings said...

    Following on twitter...(moziesme)

    Having spent a lot of time in Africa, this book looks fabulous.

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