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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This work brings you into a world that is foriegn not only in location, but in culture and precidence.

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She agreed to the deal and they took her to the man’s house. No trivia or quizzes yet. I bought it as well as other books. Then, copy and paste jagka text into your bibliography or works cited list. Jagwa, through the grapevines, had heard that Freddie was flying jagu to London and with her latest flame, a local politician called Uncle Taiwo, went to the airport to say her goodbyes.

There she manages to end a chieftaincy dispute with a neighboring village that had been threatening to flare into war for years. 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. We leave her a bit more mature, but uncertain whether her passions will again overwhelm her sense.


He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena.

Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi

jaggua Aduba, could you please upload the pic of one of the gunned down ladies, namely Nkiru at Onitsha by the Nigerian forces Ariel rated it it was ok Jul 31, It is a jjagua that there are still many good people trying to do good things, and that we are a creative species. Get to Know Us. Kalfar has good control of his novel until the last twenty or thirty pages, when as a first-time novelist he tries to cram in four novels worth of overwrought philosophizing in the form of endless questions; he was perhaps poorly served by an editor who didn’t rein him in.

Apparently, nobody told him to bribe the passport folks jatua that were how folks obtained passports in Nigeria. 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.

Things continue to go wrong but, somehow, Jagua survives, keeps her head up and always finds something else to do. Jagya was a grey skirt with three big buttons down the front and a big slit down the back.

Cyprian Ekwensi: Jagua Nana – The Modern Novel

Also like many of his characters, Ekwensi tried his hand at several professions. She actually fronted the money, paid for his stay in London and wangled a passport for him and all was set for him to go to London. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Despite her entanglements in the affairs of Lagos, Jagua keeps reiterating her desire to return to the cloth trade, even singing the praises of her home market to a group of Lagos women merchants: Poor Freddie has not taken proper measure of his opponents.


Cyprian Ekwensi: Jagua Nana

She resumes her relationship with Uncle Taiwo, and becomes one of his chief campaign assets. May 04, Ugo Agada-uyah rated it really liked it.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Each book ends with a return to childhood home, but in very different ways. Seyi Onabanjo rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. As usual Jaua celebrate serendipitous co-readings. Although Jagua had deserted her father and her village ten years before the start of the novel, she knows she can return and be welcomed as the prodigal daughter.

Pidgin is a hybrid language, derived from several European and African languages. However, he goes off to England and, unknown to Jagua, takes Nancy. It is about a woman caught between true love and the need to fend for herself by any means necessary. Write a customer review.

This is an early example of the Nigerian urban novel — previous novels had been mainly set in the rural areas — and is set mainly in Lagos, though also, in part in Port Harcourt, Onitsha and Bagana.