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.

Author: Dalmaran Zulkikinos
Country: Saint Lucia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 22 November 2010
Pages: 434
PDF File Size: 15.89 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.20 Mb
ISBN: 692-9-29766-773-8
Downloads: 34277
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Akilrajas

Lorraine Kudayah-D’Almeida rated it it was amazing Apr 16, During this time, Idu and Adiewere build a great business and become prosperous however when Adiewere’s brother, Ishiodu is in trouble, they forfeit their wealth to help Ishiodu.

Upon becoming aware of Idu’s pregnancy, the second wife leaves Adiewere. As is the case with the rest of fflora work, Idu was written with the ndapa of challenging the depiction of women in Nigerian Literature.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Flora Nwapa died at the age of 62 in Myth as a Vehicle for Cultural Transmission and Awareness. Iru sister Odu grows to love Ijoma and he spends most of his time with her. The book centers around Idu, a young woman in a Nigerian village whose husband has passed away, and her efforts to be reunited with him. By her own town, Oguta, she was awarded the highest chieftaincy title, Ogbuefiwhich is usually reserved for men of achievement.



Retrieved flroa September An International Journal of Arts and Humanities. A pioneer among contemporary African authors, Flora Nwapa is the first Nigerian woman to publish a novel, Efuru Glissant, Edouard November 4, Kelechi is currently reading it Apr 11, Umahi Ndubuisi rated it it was amazing May 16, Like many members of the Igbo napa, they were forced to to return to the eastern region after the end of the conflict.

The book has not been in publication since then and is not a part of the revamped African Writers Series by Pearson Education. The culture showcased in Idu is that of the Igbo people. Cancel Forgot your password? Flora Nwapa died on October 16, in Enugu, Nigeria. Don’t have an account? To see what your friends thought of this book, iduu sign up. See Gender and Nation.

Nwapa, Flora – Postcolonial Studies

Onah Godwin marked it as to-read Dec 01, At the end she goes to the lake goddess, Uhamiri, who is like a mirror of herself, but f,ora can also be regarded as Nwapa’s own alter ego, her mother and daughter.

Given the turmoil in Nigerian history, it is inevitable that the postcolonial Nigerian artist would fulfill the traditional role of artist as the voice of the people.

In these books she combined Nigerian elements with general moral and ethical teachings. If one has children, one has everything. Marital compatibility, a secondary theme in Efuru, is the main theme of Nwapa’s second novel, Florx At Idu’s beckoning, Adiewere takes a second wife, who he treats as a child rather than a wife. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Idu (Book, ) []

Myth as a Vehicle for Cultural Transmission and Awareness”. Between and she produced eight volumes of adult fiction.

Just like earlier stated in a previous study, Flora Nwapa is one of the pioneering and leading voices in Nigerian and African literature. Heinemann Educational- Fiction – pages. Bwapa seek love and respect from the community and acceptance of the choices they make. English View all editions and formats Summary: Sarah marked it as to-read Jan 05, The Invalid Death, and the Author: A central theme in Iduis the tension between traditional customs and divergence from established traditions. The novel is set in nwxpa small Nigerian Community.

Abstract Folklore is the traditional art, literature, knowledge and practice that are disseminated largely through oral communication.

Nwapa, Flora

Mar 20, Suvi rated it really liked it. Kim Magulike added it Apr 18, She loses her child and has two unhappy marriages, but struggless against all obstacles to become a successful businesswoman. Stories of War and Peace from Nigeria, ed. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?

African writers series Ultimately, Idu rejects life and dies in order to be with her beloved nwaps.