Cyprian Ekwensi, Jagua Nana. (New York: Fawcett Premier Book, ), Pages. A Book Review By Ozodi Osuji Yesterday, July 26, Cyprian Ekwensi’s Jagua Nana is a tale of life in Lagos in the early s. It is about a woman caught between true love and the need to fend for herself by any . Jagua Nana [Cyprian Ekwensi] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bold, moving, entertaining and controversial, this is the great novel of.

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Cyprian Ekwensi: Jagua Nana

Ekwensi wrote it early s. Nancy swam towards another village, Krinameh, a village in deadly quarrels with Bagana. Return to Book Page. It doesn’t feel forced until the very end, when the similarity of what is hagua makes sense, but the prose about it is a bit much. All these weaknesses are clearly present in his most successful novel Jagua Nana ….

Open Preview See a Problem? Clearly, Jagua has not spent her time merely drifting in Lagos—she has mastered the wiles of the city.

Most urban Igbo women conform to neither stereotype, yet as a new class these women have inspired a whole genre of literature devoted to examining their independence and the dangers that men feel arise from it. He made a good literary choice in deciding to portray this struggle from the view of a woman driven by short term and self-interested goals, who is largely immune to the issues the men are in conflict over.


As is the case in Igbo land, men marry for children, not for love.

naana Though intelligent, they lost interest in school when they discovered the game of love. Monday, Dec 7 5: May 16, Eric rated it really liked it. Each novel is also jsgua least in part a road trip; they contain one or more journeys of varying length and means of transit, from lorry and canoe to spaceship and motorcycle to science fiction doorways.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. It is about a woman caught between true love and the need to fend for herself by any means necessary.

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Her restless spirit began to yarn for life elsewhere, life on the fast lane. But as you is only a poor school teacher you no reach yet for marry Jagua woman. Often condemned as a harlot, she must have been secretly admired by writers who wrote obsessively of her adventures, and by readers who spent precious shillings to buy the works. Jan 01, Adam Fleming rated it liked it. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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We leave her a bit more mature, but uncertain whether her passions will again overwhelm her sense. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena.


Honestly, I did not know much about Cyprian Ekwensi. Aug 31, Wessel van jahua Merwe rated it really liked it Shelves: Such a hidden gem of Nigerian literature.

In early life, he worked as a forestry officer in Nigeria and as a pharmacist in Romford, Essex. English Choose a language for shopping.

She had chosen the brightest lipstick in her bag, her blouse was sleeveless and cut so low that only the tips of her breasts were covered.

I would definitely recommend this book if you want to explore Nigerian and African literature. But the gods have one more trick left to play. Villages taxed themselves to send favored sons overseas to school, and to build so many high schools that teachers could not be found to staff them.

We follow her varied life afterwards. She actually fronted the money, paid for his stay in London and wangled a passport for him and all was set for him to go to London. Lo and behold who she saw there? Howard University Press, Hamid is extensively reviewed so I’m not going to say much here, other than I was surprised by his rather optimistic story.

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