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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Idu is a novel and the second novel put out by Nigerian novelist Flora Nwapa. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Print Hardcoverpaperback. Myth as a Vehicle for Cultural Transmission and Awareness”. Idu kills herself through starvation after Adiewere dies, even though she was pregnant and had a son.

Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review nwapw share your thoughts with other readers. This is important in helping a homogeneous set of people accept the realities of their lives; condition and express their perception and outlook to life as well as project those intricate elements that mark and distinguish them from other group of communities.


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Sarah marked it as to-read Jan 05, She has been called the mother of modern African literature “When I do write about women in Nigeria, in Africa, I try to paint a positive picture about women because there are many women who are very, very positive in their thinking, who are very, very independent, and very, very industrious.

Preview this item Preview this item. Becky Atom rated it liked it May 25, By her own town, Oguta, she was awarded the highest chieftaincy title, Ogbuefiwhich is usually reserved for men of achievement.

However, critics assert that Idu also leaves a legacy stating that children are not as important as love.

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Despite their desire for children, Idu and Adiewere remain childless for many years. After returnig to Nigeria in Nwapa worked as an education officer in Calabar for a short wnapa, and then she taught geography and English at Queen’s School in Enugu.

Books by Flora Nwapa. The novel is set in a remote African village and follows the protagonist Idu and her husband Adiewere over a number of years.

Glissant, Edouard November 4, English View all editions and formats. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Title Choice and discovery: Nwapa’s heroines are generally independent-minded women who often flout traditional customs.


flpra Wives at War and Other Stories. She also is known for her governmental work in reconstruction after the Biafran War. Anurasika marked it as to-read Nov 24, The critical reception was mainly hostile.

Idu finally gives birth to a fine boy. Ezedei Ben marked it as to-read Apr 10, Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Some features of WorldCat will not be available. This is Lagos and Other Stories.

Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Marital compatibility, a secondary theme in Efuru, is the main theme of Nwapa’s second novel, Idu Upon becoming aware of Idu’s pregnancy, the second wife leaves Adiewere.

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. A pioneer among contemporary African authors, Flora Nwapa is the first Nigerian floar to publish a novel, Efuru