Get this from a library! Idu. [Flora Nwapa] — The novel is set in a small Nigerian Community. Idu finally gives birth to a fine boy. Idu (African Writers Series, 56) [Flora Nwapa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fiction about life in Nigeria by a woman African writer. Flora Nwapa writes about women and their lives, issues, and concerns within a The dissertation focuses upon all important characters in Efuru, Idu, and One is.

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The female is shown as a person with brains, feelings, emotions, and desires; they are not merely an object.

Cancel Forgot your password? The Case of Flora Nwapa”. In Efuru, the protagonist agrees to marry without waiting ny the customary premarital investigations of the groom’s family background and the payment of the bride price – two extremely important traditions in Igbo culture.

Efuru, the heroine, is a strong and beautiful woman. My dissertation is in the tradition of redressing the critical imbalance that has undervalued or neglected African women writers by considering Flora Nwapa’s three best-known novels, analyzing from a feminist and dialogic perspective what choice and discovery mean for Nwapa’s female characters in EfuruIduand One is Enough Nwapa’s second novel, Iduwas also a story about a woman, whose life is bound up with that of her husband.


A pioneer among contemporary African authors, Flora Nwapa is the first Nigerian woman to publish a novel, Efuru Meredith Smith rated it liked it Mar 31, Home About Help Search. Mar 20, Suvi rated it really liked it. From to Nwapa was an assistant registrar at the University of Lagos. The novel is set in a small Nigerian Community. Shahrina added it Aug 09, She has been called the mother of modern African literature.

Icent Ogbudinkpa rated it really liked it Mar 29, Idu unexpectedly announces she is pregnant and the village rejoices with the couple and bestows many gifts upon the popular couple. Set in a Nigerian town, this book tells the story of a woman’s desire for children.

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Return to Book Page. Okafor Friday rated it it was ok May 05, Upon becoming aware of Idu’s pregnancy, the second wife leaves Adiewere.

Search Enter search terms: Nwapa was married to Chief Gogo Nwakuche, a business man; they had three children. She published the rest of her works, as well as many other works from other writers, through one of her two publishing companies. Featuring journals from 32 Countries: Oloto Stephen marked it as to-read Apr 16, Myth as a Vehicle for Cultural Transmission and Awareness”. Zizi rated it liked it Sep 16, She was educated at the University of Idaban, receiving her B.

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Love, Motherhood and the African Heritage: At the time of her death, Nwapa had completed The Lake Goddessher final novel, entrusting the manuscript to the Jamaican Chester Mills.

Their world, the rhythm of life is so different from the modern buzz. Through her characters, she stresses the importance of healing their community to allow for a rebirth of their community and for their people.

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“Choice and discovery: An analysis of women and culture in Flora Nwapa'” by Mary D. Mears

Like many members of the Igbo elite, they were forced to to return to the eastern region after the end of the conflict. Further, Idu refuses to marry Ishiodu, her husband’s brother; Idu is steadfast that she will join Adiewere.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Tana Press, Feminist themes Although Nwapa repeatedly denied being a feminist, many of her works do address questions of tradition and transformation for women.

MearsUniversity of South Florida.