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The story is set in West African Igbo rural community. The protagonist, Efuru, is a strong and beautiful woman. She is the daughter of Nwashike Ogene, a hero and leader of his tribe. She falls in love with a poor farmer called Adizua and runs away with him, upsetting her people as he did not even perform the traditional wine carrying and pay her bride price. She supports her husband financially and is very loyal to him, which makes her mother-in-law and aunt by marriage very fond of her. At this point, she accepts to be helped around her house by a young girl named Ogea in order to help her parents who are in financial difficulty. However, Adizua soon abandons Efuru and their daughter Ogonim as his own father has done in past. After her daughter dies, Efuru discovers that he has married another woman and had a child with her. Her in-laws try to convince her to stay with him, i.E. remain in waiting in their marital house. Efuru then tries to look for him, but after failing, she leaves his house and goes back to the house of her father who receives her happily as she can care for him better than others. Efuru then meets Gilbert, an educated man in her age group. He asks to marry her and follows traditions by visiting her father, and she accepts. The first year of their marriage is a happy one. However, Efuru is not able to conceive any children, so this begins to cause trouble. She is later chosen by the goddess of the lake, Uhamiri, to be one of her worshipers, Uhamiri being known to offer her worshipers wealth and beauty but few children. Efurus second marriage eventually also fails as her husband mistreats her in favor of his second and third wives.
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ISBN (alternative notations): 978-956-619-0, 978-978-956-619-8
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Flora Nwapa (?):

Efuru. 50th Anniversary Edition (2016) (?)

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This edition marks the 50th anniversary of Efuru, the first novel by Nigeria's Flora Nwapa. Originally published by Heinemann in London in 1966. Efuru is the first novel by a female African author published internationally. It has presented the first narration of an African village woman's life and plight from an insider's female perspective. Efuru introduces an important feminist issue to Africa, contextualized in the cultural setting of Nwapa's own Igbo home-town, Oguta: a woman is more than merely a body used for reproduction; she is capable of achieving more and a valuable asset to her community even without a surviving child. The novel's heroine, Efuru is an exceptionally beautiful young woman. She is a positive character from a good family background; she is smart, strong-willed, achieving, industrious, soft-spoken, kind, motherly, generous, courteous, and extremely well-liked; she has friends, well-wisher's and protectors; she is highly respected in her community. Efuru is not a Church member, has not attended higher education, follows traditional behavior and even abides to the customary requirements of bride-wealth and female circumcision, as well as polygyny. Though not ostracized by the community, Efuru suffers greatly after the loss of her only child, abandonment by her way-ward husband, the loss of her supportive father, and the disappointing and unjustified distrust by her second husband. In the end, she finds solace in Uhamiri. Efuru is set during colonial times and draws a vivid image of Riverine Igbo rural life, industrious women, pros and cons of local customs and beliefs, their disruption under the impact of missionary activities and education, as well as the benefits of Western medicine combatting tropical diseases. The story's characters portray major social components and issues in their actions and dialogues, conveying the area's cultural flavor. However, Flora Nwapa also challenges and-perhaps unwittingly at the time of her writing in the ear
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The story is set in West African Igbo rural community. The protagonist, Efuru, is a strong and beautiful woman. She is the daughter of Nwashike Ogene, a hero and leader of his tribe. She falls in love with a poor farmer called Adizua and runs away with him, upsetting her people as he did not even perform the traditional wine carrying and pay her bride price. She supports her husband financially and is very loyal to him, which makes her mother-in-law and aunt by marriage very fond of her. At this point, she accepts to be helped around her house by a young girl named Ogea in order to help her parents who are in financial difficulty. However, Adizua soon abandons Efuru and their daughter Ogonim as his own father has done in past. After her daughter dies, Efuru discovers that he has married another woman and had a child with her. Her in-laws try to convince her to stay with him, i.E. remain in waiting in their marital house. Efuru then tries to look for him, but after failing, she leaves his house and goes back to the house of her father who receives her happily as she can care for him better than others. Efuru then meets Gilbert, an educated man in her age group. He asks to marry her and follows traditions by visiting her father, and she accepts. The first year of their marriage is a happy one. However, Efuru is not able to conceive any children, so this begins to cause trouble. She is later chosen by the goddess of the lake, Uhamiri, to be one of her worshipers, Uhamiri being known to offer her worshipers wealth and beauty but few children. Efuru’s second marriage eventually also fails as her husband mistreats her in favor of his second and third wives.
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This edition marks the 50th anniversary of Efuru, the first novel by Nigeria's Flora Nwapa. Originally published by Heinemann in London in 1966. Efuru is the first novel by a female African author published internationally. It has presented the first narration of an African village woman's life and plight from an insider's female perspective. Efuru introduces an important feminist issue to Africa, contextualized in the cultural setting of Nwapa's own Igbo home-town, Oguta: a woman is more than merely a body used for reproduction; she is capable of achieving more and a valuable asset to her community even without a surviving child. The novel's heroine, Efuru is an exceptionally beautiful young woman. She is a positive character from a good family background; she is smart, strong-willed, achieving, industrious, soft-spoken, kind, motherly, generous, courteous, and extremely well-liked; she has friends, well-wisher's and protectors; she is highly respected in her community. Efuru is not a Church member, has not attended higher education, follows traditional behavior and even abides to the customary requirements of bride-wealth and female circumcision, as well as polygyny. Though not ostracized by the community, Efuru suffers greatly after the loss of her only child, abandonment by her way-ward husband, the loss of her supportive father, and the disappointing and unjustified distrust by her second husband. In the end, she finds solace in Uhamiri. Efuru is set during colonial times and draws a vivid image of Riverine Igbo rural life, industrious women, pros and cons of local customs and beliefs, their disruption under the impact of missionary activities and education, as well as the benefits of Western medicine combatting tropical diseases. The story's characters portray major social components and issues in their actions and dialogues, conveying the area's cultural flavor. However, Flora Nwapa also challenges and—perhaps unwittingly at the time of her writing in the early 1960ies— deconstructs local awe of female fecundity and beliefs in the lake goddess, Uhamiri's ability to give and protect children and life itself. The novel, Efuru ends as follows, “She dreamt of the woman of the lake. ... She gave women beauty and wealth but she had no child. .Why then did women worship her?” Efuru, apparently dreamt that Uhamiri did not have children of her own. But does this dream really raise doubts about the goddess'/water's ability to give children/life? Oguta-Igbo culture's highest value is children and female fecundity; a woman's ability to produce children is believed to be her greatest significance. According to pre-Christian local religious beliefs, the “woman of the lake,” Uhamiri is a Water Goddess who gives children, just as water is known to be the source and sustainer of life. Flora Nwapa deconstructed such beliefs by creating an anti-thesis and dialectic dynamics. Her fate of childlessness represents a dichotomy to social expectations. Oguta's ideal woman is a “mother of many.” Yet, the childless heroine is portrayed as extremely positive. From this very opposition emerges the recognition of a woman's worth beyond her fecundity. She is empowered by a local deity and moves ahead beyond—not instead of—childbearing. Efuru—and by extension Nwapa herself—has shed doubts on the sole benefit of the divine gift of fertility to women. In doing so, she actually corroborates indigenous beliefs in the Lake Goddess who can give to humans even more than children, such as in the words of one old woman at Oguta, “Uhammiri gives children and everything else.”
Efuru and her dreams provoke the understanding that water/the Lake Goddess/woman (of the lake) must be valued by herself, as an asset to society even without a child. Nwapa’s dialectical opposition creates a dynamic that vindicates womanhood and projects female powers and potentials on several levels from the deep past into the far flung future. Kindle Edition, Ausgabe: 1, Format: Kindle eBook, Label: Tana Press, Tana Press, Produktgruppe: eBooks, Publiziert: 2016-12-20, Freigegeben: 2016-12-20, Studio: Tana Press, Verkaufsrang: 601361
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