Odile Koudou’s award-winning novel “The Blessing Legacy: A Memoir of Africa, a Father’s Faith, and a Destiny Fulfilled,” first published in 2012, continues to be in such popular demand that it’s about to be updated and printed in several different languages. A true story of faith, inspiration and perseverance, the book is a reflection on the author’s late father, Orega Koudou, who rose out of poverty to teach his daughter to never give up on her dreams.
“The Blessing Legacy” has achieved a great amount of success. The reviews tell it all:
“Great inspiration for life… This book was recommended to me as an inspirational story of a woman who began her life in poverty and climbed up to a successful life.”
“‘The Blessing Legacy’ is a poignant and engaging story. The poverty in which she was born could not hold her back.”
“A friend gave me this book and suggested I read it. She said it was inspirational. And it was. Such a great story about family and the ties that bind. It was emotional and telling.”
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The novel went on to receive high praise from critics, and as a result it garnered a number of prestigious awards, namely the 2013 Academic Achievement Award by World Music & Film Festival, the 2014 Best Author by Universal Achievement Award, the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival Award, the NAFCA Literary Arts Award 2015 and the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association / LANFA Award of Excellence, 2016. It has been placed in hundreds of libraries across America, along with some of the country’s most respected institutions such as Princeton and Stanford and is available at select colleges across the U.S.
The book has also been adapted into a family-friendly feature film.
“My vision is to give hope for the hopeless-especially the woman, the African woman,” Odile commented. “There is hope when you believe in God.”
“The Blessing Legacy” will be translated into Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese, with more new language editions slated for late Spring 2018.
About the Author:
Ivorian-born author based in the United States, Odile Koudou is a wife and mother of two daughters. Aside from working on her book and screenplay, she has also worked as a stockbroker, bank manager and mortgage banker, and is currently a real estate investor.
Find out more about this gifted storyteller and “The Blessing Legacy” at her website: http://theblessinglegacy.com/.
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.