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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Many of the semieducated, who left school before graduation, became disenchanted with village life and so struck out for the rapidly growing cities in search of new lives.

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Cyprian Ekwensi: Jagua Nana – The Modern Novel

In order to keep him, Jagua subsidies his studies in England and, with her connections, manages to get the necessary official documentation. No trivia nqna quizzes yet. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.

The North was therefore at a comparative disadvantage in relation jagka the Southwhere the Igbo and Yoruba had accepted missionary schools and therefore had many more Western-educated professionals prepared to take over government administration.

Books by Cyprian Ekwensi. May 16, Eric rated it really liked it. Mama Nancy and Nancy were there visiting the village to acquaint themselves with Freddie’s family. Collins Darko rated it liked it Apr 06, Modern Hana Association http: A natural center for this migration was Onitsha, a city that has always had the largest number of secondary and commercial schools in the country. The Joys of Motherhood: Urbanization and the spread of education created a new social class in Nigeria. I don’t jagau how or why Ekwensi, the author, studied pharmacy.


Jagua Nana

Sep 10, Edward Aribisala rated it it was amazing. Mar 13, Alasdair Ekpenyong rated it it was amazing. A woman in Africa’s everyday struggle for equality and riches in a world that is not quite ready for her kind. Lagos was pretty crazy in the 60s, apparently not that that’s changed and although the story was pretty intense, it had a number of humorous and poignant moments especially its ending.

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Nevertheless, she allowed her father to persuade her to marry; thus, she married a local boy living at the coal city Enugu? 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. Guess what I saw? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Freddie eventually abandons her for a younger woman and his studies in England, and Jagua is left to pick up the pieces of her life.

I have just finished three novels about displacement, countries in transition, and how human relationships change in such times. But Jagua, somewhat of a tomboy, wishes to live her life independently.

Cyprian Ekwensi: Jagua Nana

Brassy, sassy and the vulnerable warrior, jagua nana is an icon of the urban black asskicker! Since the foundation of the colony in the nineteenth century, the steamy Yoruba port city of Lagos, in the southwest corner of the country, had been its designated capital. Apparently, she had saved some money and used that nwna to travel to Accra, Ghana and liked the city. For three years they tried getting a child but could not succeed.


Nigeria would soon become one of the main oil exporters in the world, increasing the national income.

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. She decided to trade between Accra and Lagos. Initially, Freddie did not know about this seamy side of Jagwa’s life; he was pretty much preoccupied with his studies.

Her boyfriend, Freddie, is twenty-five, the same age as her son would have been had he lived. While walking about Tinunbu Square, Lagos looking at stores with expensive merchandise that she would like to buy, she noticed that some folks were following her.

He applied to the federal government of Nigeria for scholarship and was waiting for the result of his application when he learned about Jagwa’s whorism. Ozodi Thomas Osuji The human being seems a…. It helped to shape my reading future. Paperbackpages. Return to Book Page. This work brings you into a world that is foriegn not only in location, but in culture and precidence.

Forming a colony with little regard for the cultural mix, the British created a restless amalgamation of ethnic groups. Want to Read saving…. The Yoruba AG was in opposition.

Nathan rated it really liked it Sep 01,