Efuru



Efuru, Beautiful And Respected, Is Loved And Deserted By Two Ordinary Undistinguished Husbands.Efuru

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa 13 January 1931 16 October 1993 was a Nigerian author best known as Flora Nwapa Her novel Efuru 1966 is among the first English language novels by a woman from Africa.Nwapa, born in Oguta, was the forerunner to a generation of African women writers While never considering herself a feminist, she is best known for recreating life and traditions from a woman Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa 13 January 1931 16 October 1993 was a Nigerian author best known as Flora Nwapa Her novel Efuru 1966 is among the first English language novels by a woman from Africa.Nwapa, born in Oguta, was the forerunner to a generation of African women writers While never considering herself a feminist, she is best known for recreating life and traditions from a woman s viewpoint In 1966 her book Efuru became Africa s first internationally published female novel in the English language Heinemann Educational Books She has been called the mother of modern African literature Later she went on to become the first African woman publisher of novels when she founded Tata Press.She also is known for her governmental work in reconstruction after the Biafran War In particular she worked with orphans and refugees that where displaced during the war Further she worked as a publisher of African literature and promoted women in African society Flora Nwapa died on 16 October 1993 in Enugu, Nigeria from Wikipedia

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Efuru
  • Flora Nwapa
  • English
  • 10 December 2018
  • 0435900269

10 thoughts on “Efuru

  1. says:

    Published in 1966, this apparently was the first book written by a Nigerian woman to be published this is from Wiki so take with a pinch of salt It is set in the same area and tradition as Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe The blurb with the book sums it up Efuru, beautiful and respected, is loved and deserted by two ordinary undistingui...

  2. says:

    Achebe minced no words in his memoir There Was a Country A Personal History of Biafra, when he mentioned his friendship with and respect for Flora Nwapa, Nigeria s first woman writer and former English professor in fact her work clearly influenced Buchi Emecheta s, this I sensed from the prose arrangement Reading this novel, I recalled Alice Walker s words in either The World Has Changed Conversations with Alice Walker, or In Search of Our Mothers Gardens Womanist Prose, where she insiste Achebe minced no words in his memoir There Was a Country A Personal History of Biafra, when he mentioned his friendship with and respect for Flora Nwapa, Nigeria s first woman writer and former English professor in fact her work clearly influenced Buchi Emecheta s, this I sensed from the prose arrangement Reading this novel, I recalled Alice Walk...

  3. says:

    I give Efuru five stars for it being meaningful to me on a personal level The decent, honorable, and unselfish are often under appreciated in this life Thus is the case of the main character Efuru who is beautiful, but she isthan just a pretty face She is good natured, honest, patient, generous, forgiving, industrious, a loyal wife, from a respected family, and well liked by the majority of the people in her village As for the author Flora Nwapa, her writing style is very stark There I give Efuru five stars for it being meaningful to me on a personal level The decent, honorable, and unselfish are often under appreciated in this life Thus is the case of the main character Efuru who is beautiful, ...

  4. says:

    4.5 5 Perhaps self imposed suffering appeals to her It does not appeal to me I know I am capable of suffering for greater things But to suffer for a truant husband, an irresponsible husband like Adizua is to debase suffering My own suffering will be noble. There re certain novels I ve referred to as ______ for adults wherein I name them as examples that go above and beyond the call of their genre as dictated by status quo classics in terms of complexity, lack of lazy writing in the form 4.5 5 Perhaps self imposed suffering appeals to her It does not appeal to me I know I am capable of suffering for greater things But to suffer for a truant husband, an irresponsible husband like Adizua is to debase suffering My own suffering will be noble. There re certain novels I ve referred to as ______ for adults wherein I name them as examples that go above and beyond the call of their genre as dictated by status quo classics in terms of complexity, lack of lazy writing in the form of stereotypes, and overall treatment of not the structure of their ty...

  5. says:

    This beautiful novel describes the youth, marriage, motherhood and eventual personal epiphany of a young woman of contemporary Nigeria Efuru s eventual tragedy is that she is not able to marry or raise children successfully Efurus only daughter dies while she is still a small child, and a son never arrives The book also describes quite matter of factly the horrific ritual of female circumcision a painful clitorectomy that all young women in th...

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m currently reading Efuru it s the first work of Flora Nwapa s that I am reading and I found the first line of the book riveting although she has been a hovering presence in my literary awareness for a long time I ve never till now actually engaged with her work That said, I m aware as a pioneer, and she s one of the writers that Chimamanda Adichie namechecks often, and mentioned at our literature festival last year African women writer s have definitely been under rated and under celebra I m currently reading Efuru it s the first work of Flora Nwapa s that I am reading and I found the first line of the book riveting although she has been a hovering presence in my literary awareness for a long time I ve never till now actually engaged with her work That said, I m aware as a pioneer, and she s one of the writers that Chimamanda Adichie namechecks often, and mentioned at our literature festival last year African women writer s have definitely been under rated and under celebrated, and that s one of the great things about the emergence of writers like Adichie, Chibundo Onuzo and Chika Unigwe all great igbo writers for whom Flora Nwapa is definitely a forerunner If you like this book or others like it, you may want to join us for Africa Writes It takes place this year at the British Library from 5 7 July 2013.Forinfo on the festival, visit our website ...

  7. says:

    I read this as part of a week long book discussion on Female African writers this was the first book written by an African woman writer and ultimately inspred Buchi Emecheta s The Joy of Motherhood , with it s last line The protagonist is a Nigerian girl who must submit to the traditinal female genital mutilation which was the standard in the early 20th century as well as currently in some African countries Her inability to get pregnant dooms her first marriage and reveals the importance of I read this as part of a week long book discussion on Fe...

  8. says:

    Efuru is a well respected woman in the community who marries an undistinguished man that no one knows Even though no one understands her choice they still hold her in high esteem Efuru s life isn t as society expects, but through her challenges she carries herself superbly The last paragraph of the book, her musing on the worship of the Lady of the Lake, rounded off the story perfectly And yet we worship her This last line to me alludes to change in the society, is the only purpose of wom Efuru is a well respected woman in the community who marries an undistinguished man that no one knows Even though no one understands her choice they still hold her in high esteem Efuru s life isn t as society expects, but through her challenges she ca...

  9. says:

    Flora Nwapa s text is a pioneering example of female African literature Not only does Efuru capture female life so vividly, it also contrasts with the male dominated African literature of the period in which Nwapa writes The reader is taken through the everyday life experiences of women in an African setting Pregnancy, marriage, female circumcision are all discussed, alongside subtle nods to the presence of colonialism The narrative is written in a style which is almost cinema like, as it is Flora Nwapa s text is a pioneering example of fe...

  10. says:

    a true african writer I liked.

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