Efuru has 5 ratings and 0 reviews. This edition marks the 50th anniversary of Efuru, the first novel by Nigeria’s Flora Nwapa. Originally. Before her death on October 16, , Nwapa said in an interview that she used Efuru to explore how women are treated in the society. Having. Appearing in , Efuru was the first internationally published book, in English, by a Nigerian woman. Flora Nwapa () sets her story in a small village .

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Thus is the case of tlora main character Efuru who is beautiful, but she is more than just a pretty face. Efuru – Flora Nwapa 2 18 Jan 10, She does not only foot his bills but also feed him throughout his stay in the hospital. Crises of Tradition in the Anglophone Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries.

Oct 07, Wren rated it liked it.

Rather, she is happy yb her matrimonial home is now filled with people. The book is a full and accurate portrayal of traditional Igbo culture, still evident to this day. This story moves through dialogue, something difficult to do, and yet Nwapa makes it look simple.

She is able to bring in the highest prices, and pay the lowest. Why then did the women worship her? Loved Things Fall Apart?


Efuru – Wikipedia

The protagonist, Efuru, is twice married but both marriages fail despite her love and loyalty. In transformative texts, men are more sharply and complexly criticised.

Arguably, if Efuru is not an honest woman, they efuuru not put their money in her care. Emmanuel Adim marked it as to-read Jul 31, Her independence becomes desirable and blessed.

Although Nwosu is efiru to her, she still promises to give him another loan and she also gives sixteen shillings to Nnona who has been robbed. It does not appeal to me. Unknown to him, Efuru has already fallen in love with him. The Story of the Kate Chopin Revival. I don’t know if troubling is the right word but it’s jarring to read an account of female genital mutilation and just have the speaker go along with it and say how wonderful it is.

Flora Nwapa and the African woman’s struggle to identify as feminist

Globally, we need one another. Efuru is an eponymous book about a young woman and is set in the Igbo rural community in Nigeria. Before European colonization, the Igbo were…. There is no doubt that sacrifice plays a very important role in the life of people.

Everything about Flora Nwapa screamed ‘feminist’, everything but her own words

While her husband is still away, her only child takes ill and dies. The leadership in the play forms a comparison to that of the King and many of the townspeople. What a double tragedy! Although most men in such relationship would feign love and respect for their partner, they only do so for what they will gain. This is the best book I’ve read so far inso I can excuse my putting off reading it for so long with the reasoning that this initial good fortune will provide motivation to take a chance on other, solo names.


Views Read Jwapa View history. She is an illiterate farmer whose only sustenance is on her farm produce.

After a little protestation, Gilbert agrees to floea another wife. Idu centres on a woman whose life is bound up with that of her husband to such an extent that when he dies she seeks him out in the land of the dead.

After all, there is nothing to keep her in such a marriage—no husband, no child.