Friday, 22 May 2015

Mary Okeke Reviews is Three Today

I cannot believe it, today three years ago this blog was created, Mary Okeke Reviews. Over 100 books read and reviewed, over 165 published posts, over 136 thousand page views. The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola published in 1952 and The Concubine by Elechi Amadi published in 1966 being the most viewed. With 50% of my audience from the United States of America, the rest of my top audiences are from Spain, Nigeria, UK, France, Germany, Russia, India, Ghana and Ukraine. I am baffled.

I am more than grateful and all I can say is thank you for your support. I look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with you by my side! With this, I'd like to share 30 books that I highly enjoyed and recommend in no order of preference.

 
 
 













  












25 comments:

  1. Yaay! Congrats Mary!! Keep up the awesome work! God bless :)

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  2. Congratulations on your third year of blogging. We appreciate the work you do to bring the African literature game to the world. Happy birthday!

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    1. Time flies James!!! who would have said.. Thank you very much!!

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  3. I am almost done with things Fall aprt and im so in love with that book! Achebe is The besteht story teller ever!
    I got a copy of Ghana must go and must say I do not like it at all. Will be on the hunt for more Achebe books in the city library and bookstores!
    The thing around your neck I didn't really dig. Americanah... 50% loved it. Half of a yellow sun? Amazing book but the movie was total crap!

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    1. Hello Miss J. Thank you for stopping by. Achebe is one of my favourite writers. I am yet to read Ghana Must Go, it got a lot of hype. I still wanna see Half of a yellow sun the movie though.
      With regard to Chinua Achebe's books, I highly enjoyed "Man of the People" and "No Longer at Ease".
      Not sure if you like essays, if you do "The Education of a British Protected Child" is just awesome.

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  4. Congratulations for your third year blog creation. Signed by: el fantasmita que te da golpes mientras duermes......

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    1. Hahaha.. Gracias. Con esta firma, no tengo dudas :-)

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  5. Great work, Mary - you have introduced me to some great books. And thank you for today's list, to look over and perhaps add more to my TBR list. :-)

    Congratulations!

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    1. Debbie, Thank to you. I am glad and look forward to reading your reviews too.

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  6. Congratulations, Mary. You are doing wonders with your fine reviews of African books. I really appreciate it. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you for your support!!! I am so excited :-)

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  7. I say congrats, Mary.
    Please visit DNB Stories

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  8. Hi there I am so delighted I found your site, I
    really found you by error, while I was looking on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thank you Best venues for your wedding in London and Home Counties
    a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don't have time to browse it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your
    RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the great
    work.

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  9. Keep up the good work ! Happy blogversaire :P!

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  10. Congratulations, for the three golden years. We are proud of you, for making the blog lively and for promoting African literature.

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  11. Congratulations, for the job well done.

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  12. Congratulations for the job well done. We are proud of you.

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  13. Congratulations :) could you share some of these books with me? Pretty pleaseee

    Molola's Blog

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  14. Mary,

    I've had this post flagged in my email since you sent it. I'm finally cleaning it out but couldn't delete this one without saying congratulations! This post also inspired me because Reading Has Purpose turned 5 this summer and I thought a post like this one was quite appropriate. It remains in draft form, along with about 20 others - haha! I'm sure you all about that. So even though I don't take a moment to comment on all of your posts, I see every single one of them! Congrats again!

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    1. Shannon, 5! Wow I read somewhere that if you survive 5 years in book blogging you are automatically considered book blog granny. So congrats. By the way, I too read all of yours. Happy 5 years anniversary!

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