Oma The Faithful Daughter by Dr. Ogo Okoye-Johnson

Dr. Babajide Halid (San Fernando Valley, CA)    2005-07-19

This book is rich in narrative folkloric embedded messages of cherised African tradition and values which are kindness, humility,love of one's family, self-sacrifice, doggedness and sincerity. I read it to my 5 year old daughter and she henceforth makes me read it to her every night. 

The book is colorful and gives the reader a beautiful pictorial imagination of the story setting in Motherland Nigeria-Africa. Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, Cyprian Ekwensi and Chinua Achebe will be proud of the writer Dr Ogo Okoye-Johnson for putting out this beautiful folklore into a children's literature.

It is highly recommended not only for readership among African Americans and Africans in diasporia but to other races who desire to learn and know about Africa and African culture.
Please get your own copy today because I won't loan you mine, o.k !

Oma The Faithful Daughter - Great Children's Book
Lori (Los Angeles, CA USA)    2003-03-02
I own this book! I recommend it for all children. It teaches great and universal moral lessons! It is especially great for African American History Month. As a Hispanic, I found the book to have similar values found in my culture. Every family should own a copy of the book! It is a good read with beautiful illustrations!
What are you waiting for? Get one today!

Oma The Faithful Daughter
Oscar Scott, Jr., Ph.D. (Virginia Beach, VA (USA)    2001-01-10
In Oma:The Faithful Daughter, Dr. Ogo Okoye-Johnson successfully addresses the timeless theme of a good heart and good works triumphing over the evils and misfortunes of life while captivating the reader with the sights and sounds that are an African village.

Oma, the heroine, in spite of experiencing and adapting to the loss of wealth, social position, and a father's affection is able to summon the strength to meet and overcome the circumstances created by a life-threatening snake bite to her mother while capturing the heart of a prince.

Although written and beautifully illustrated to inspire the imagination and attention of children, Oma: The Faithful Daughter serves as a testament to the indomitable human spirit for all age groups.

Oma The Faithful Daughter
Oge Onyekaba, Esq. (Hackettstown, New Jersey.)    2000-04-28
I read this book to my children and they were enthralled by the story. My daughter's comment was Mom, Oma's story sounds just like Cinderella's story. My six year old now picks it up and reads it to her younger siblings. This book's colorful illustration would appeal to children of all ages and the message comes through loud and clear.Little ones will savor the story and follow Oma's journey to the happy ending. An intriguing book that every home should have!