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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A hilarious but touching depiction Lagos live in the mid-twenties. She can now become a very important merchant of sorts, and de-emphasize selling her aging body all over the place. Of these, the Hausa were the most numerous and the most conservative; they were ruled through emirates established by the marauding Fulani in the early nineteenth century.

Although the strategies of love were fully explored, the brass. Events in History at the Time of the Novel Pre-independence Nigeria From the mid to late nineteenth century, Great Britain exercised authority over parts and then all of Nigeria.

May 16, Eric rated it really liked it.

I went to the section on Afro-Americans and browsed. In the pursuit of love, the Onitsha heroine was most resourceful.

Cyprian Ekwensi: Jagua Nana

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Ijeoma rated it it was amazing Dec 11, At this time Jagwa was forty five years old hence could be his mother. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And local “big men” politicians too. She, too, was a middle aged sex merchant on the prowl for rich white men who want to buy the ware between her legs. She sleeps and milks them all, but still has an eye on her own marital and romantic future – she fastens her claws on young promising Freddie.


Nevertheless, she allowed her father nwna persuade her to marry; thus, she married a local boy living at the coal city Enugu? Oct 15, Max rated it really liked it. For the first time this new Igbo woman could play an independent role in society.

She agreed to the deal and they took her to the man’s house. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of jagau mental health agencies. She walked around until she attracted the attention of a local musician, Hot Lips, who took her in. We have no doubt that Lagos is in trouble.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As his protagonist is a relatively unschooled woman driven by her passions, this works pretty well.

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One set in Nigeria in the s Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensione in the contemporary Czech Republic Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar and one in an unnamed country [Note, I’m going to publish this same review for all three novels discussed, because reading them in parallel helped me understand them more deeply.


He relented and talked to her. The scene of the two women having a cat fight in the night club is hilarious; imagine two middle aged whores going at each other, tearing each other’s clothes, making each other naked, thus showing their ugly aging bodies.

No one will save you but yourself. She was born at Ogabu Ogide?

Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi

The Emergence of African Fiction. Could you send me a copy? Her fashions were sought by all the smart set.

There were approximately titles of Onitsha market literature extant inthough this was only a fraction of the total number published. He nna arrangements and the next time he met up with Jaguar, he was at the airport. Never Look an American in the Eye: Toward the Decolonization of African Literature.

But as you is only a poor school teacher you no reach yet for marry Jagua woman. Jaguar chased Nancy in the waters. Her intention was for Nancy to meet up with Freddie in London and marry him over there. Very good for female adult readers.