Literary Giveaway Blog Hop: June 25-29

Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop.

The hop is hosted by Judith of Leeswammes’ Blog.  Over 70 blogs, between June 25th and June 29th, will participate in this giveaway bonanza.  Judith stipulates that giveaway items should be bookish in nature (of course). Additionally, if  one is offering a book, the book must have “some literary merit”.  Links to other participating blogs are listed at the end of the post.

I’m giving away a mostly new copy of A Cry for Winnie Mandela: A Novel by Njabulo S. Ndebele. It is one of my favorite books.  From my review of the book:

The Cry of Winnie Mandela: A Novel (2003) is one of the most significant literary works written by an African in this new century. It is innovative in form, courageous in its subject matter, unsettling in its interrogation of South African society, and decidedly feminist and humanist in its outlook.

The author, Njabulo Ndebele, mixes fiction, fact, biography and speculation to tell the stories of five South African women in the first part of the novel. These women are presented as descendants of Penelope, who waited nineteen years for Odysseus to return home.”   Entire review is here.

The rules:

  1. This is worldwide giveaway; I will ship to anywhere in the world.
  2. Anyone can enter.
  3. You only need a post-office recognized address.
  4.  If you don’t already follow my blog, then please consider doing so. You can follow by email or by RSS (see buttons on the top right of the side bar).
  5. Please fill out the form at the bottom of these rules
  6. The giveaway will close on June 29th
  7. I will pick a winner by July 1st
  8. Only one entry per person, please
  9. I will notify the winners by email. The winner has to answer my email within 3 days, or I’ll announce a new winner.

Good luck and thanks.

To enter, please fill out this form

This giveaway is now closed.  The winner will be announced soon.

Blogs participating in the Literary Giveaway: 

  1. Leeswammes (Int)
  2. The Book Whisperer (Int)
  3. Kristi Loves Books (Int)
  4. Teadevotee (Int)
  5. Bookworm with a View (Int)
  6. Bibliosue (Int)
  7. Sarah Reads Too Much (Int)
  8. write meg! (USA)
  9. My Love Affair With Books (Int)
  10. Seaside Book Nook (Int)
  11. Uniflame Creates (Int)
  12. Always Cooking Up Something (Int)
  13. Book Journey (Int)
  14. ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)
  15. Col Reads (Int)
  16. The Book Diva’s Reads (Int)
  17. The Scarlet Letter (USA)
  18. The Parrish Lantern (Int)
  19. Lizzy’s Literary Life (Int)
  20. Read, Write & Live (Int)
  21. Book’d Out (Int)
  22. The Readers’ Suite (Int)
  23. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (USA)
  24. Ephemeral Digest (Int)
  25. Miel et lait (Int)
  26. Bibliophile By the Sea (Int)
  27. Polychrome Interest (Int)
  28. Book World In My Head (Int)
  29. In Spring it is the Dawn (Int)
  30. everybookhasasoul (Int)
  31. Nishita’s Rants and Raves (Int)
  32. Fresh Ink Books (Int)
  33. Teach with Picture Books (USA)
  34. How to Teach a Novel (USA)
  35. The Blue Bookcase (Int)
  36. Gaskella (Int)
  37. Reflections from the Hinterland (USA)
  38. chasing bawa (Int)
  39. 51stories (Int)
  40. No Page Left Behind (USA)
  1. Silver’s Reviews (USA)
  2. Nose in a book (Int)
  3. Lit in the Last Frontier (Int)
  4. The Book Club Blog (Int)
  5. Under My Apple Tree (Int)
  6. Caribousmom (USA)
  7. breienineking (Netherlands)
  8. Let’s Go on a Picnic! (Int)
  9. Rikki’s Teleidoscope (Int)
  10. De Boekblogger (Netherlands)
  11. Knitting and Sundries (Int)
  12. Elle Lit (USA)
  13. Indie Reader Houston (Int)
  14. The Book Stop (Int)
  15. Eliza Does Very Little (Int)
  16. Joy’s Book Blog (Int)
  17. Lit Endeavors (USA)
  18. Roof Beam Reader (Int)
  19. The House of the Seven Tails (Int)
  20. Tony’s Reading List (Int)
  21. Sabrina @ Thinking About Loud! (Int)
  22. Rebecca Reads (Int)
  23. Kinna Reads (Int)
  24. In One Eye, Out the Other (USA)
  25. Books in the City (Int)
  26. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Europe)
  27. Book Clutter (USA)
  28. Exurbanis (Int)
  29. Lu’s Raves and Rants (USA & Canada)
  30. Sam Still Reading (Int)
  31. Dolce Bellezza (Int)
  32. Lena Sledge’s Blog…Books, Reviews and Interviews (Int)
  33. a Thousand Books with Quotes (Int)


  1. Hi kinna, I think I said on the original post that this intrigued me, still does, please enter me for a chance, also with the odyssey connection reminds me a bit of the epic poem Omeros by Derek Walcott.


  2. You mentioned this book on my blog and I’m keen to read it. I hope I win. I’ll be pleasantly surprised if I do though. My luck sucks at competitions:-) Just read your review and it’s certainly the sort of book I would read. Ticks all the boxes for me.


  3. Sounds like a wonderful book! I’m on the blog hop tour as well, and hope you have a chance to stop by, and will enter my giveaway.


  4. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! I wanted to share with you a giveaway on my blog:

    My mother has been sick and I never got around to signing up to participate in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. But I’ve started a monthly giveaway on my blog and I’ve got a June Giveaway going on this month at my blog, and I’d love to invite you to stop by and throw your name in the hat for Anna and the French Kiss! It’s a US giveaway only this month, but next month, I’ll be offering an international giveaway for a $25 Amazon card!


  5. I entered through the form. This sounds great and I always trust your taste in books so I couldn’t help but enter.


  6. Ohhh, this sounds marvelous! And apparently doesn’t exist anywhere in the West yet? (I checked Book Depository & WorldCat but couldn’t find it.) So I’d love to be entered.


  7. This does sound intriguing. Not my usual fayre , I admit but I’m willing to have a reading adventure …..


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