May 7, 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. Efuru has ratings and 43 reviews. Paul said: Published in , this apparently was the first book written by a Nigerian woman to be published (this. Apr 29, When Nigerian writer Flora Nwapa published her debut novel Efuru in , it marked the beginning of a women’s literary revolution in Africa.

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They question her good deeds and wonder what she has done to upset the spirits, whose influence and power are at the center of their lives.

Efuru by Flora Nwapa

There is no doubt that sacrifice plays a very important role in the life of people. Chapter Fourteen Gilbert takes Nkoyeni as a wife who will give him children since Efuru cannot conceive. If you can, read this with a cup of palm wine and the weighty, bitter taste of kola nut resting on your tongue.

This is one of the examples of financial recklessness which has made many families in the continent impoverished. Universal, cross-cultural truths about motherhood, marriage, femininity, gossip, community, education and efufu. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of No matter what Efuru does to make these men happy, they only think of how to nnwapa her sad.

Flora Nwapa

It is required for proper orientation in the story. My own suffering will be noble. Efuru Flora Floa Snippet view – Efuru’s Ablities in Business. I enjoyed it very much.


Now that he has come feuru from his adventurous trade to see his wife on sick bed, rather than apologise to her for returning late and getting her treated, he accuses her of infidelity in order to cover his shame.

Efuru – Flora Nwapa 2 18 Jan 10, Flora Nwapa’s text is a pioneering example of female African literature. Something usually happens when two old friends meet as we see mwapa this chapter. This chapter reveals the jealous disposition of Adizua. Early paperback edition cover. Nigeria has a diverse geography, with climates ranging from arid to humid equatorial.

May 05, alison rated it liked it Shelves: Gilbert was not gruff and intolerant; he was weak, gullible and a liar. Efuru can be said to be more sinned against than flota. Many gun salutes are also fired in honour of the departed soul. I’m from Mozambique and I can see some similarities in the underlying misogyny described in the book.

Nwa;a eventual tragedy is that she is not able to marry or raise children successfully. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

Yet, she questions this worship when nwspa remembers that Utuoso had no children, and cannot return the people she has lost in her life. After the customary preparation, Efuru goes to live with her new husband.

Apart from being a sea goddess, Uhamiri is a symbol of hope, freedom, aspiration and regeneration for many women, especially those like Efuru on whom life has dealt a blow.


Plot Summary Efuru, a young woman in her early twenties falls in love with Adizua who is too poor to pay her bride price. Chapter Seventeen With the help of Ajanupu, Efuru is taken to a hospital in Aba where she is cured of her illness. This story moves through dialogue, something difficult to do, and yet Nwapa makes it look simple.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amina Adams 11 June at This seems to relieve Efuru a bit although she occasionally feels sad, especially when she efuruu her plight.

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Efuru, beautiful and respected, is loved and deserted by two ordinary undistinguished husbands. Aug 03, Cheryl rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Apart from these two instances of physical acts of sacrifice, Efuru is seen sacrificing all she has to make her two marriages work and when they fail to work, she has to sacrifice her life to serve the Uhamiri, the Goddess of the Great Lake.

She lost her mother while she was still very young.