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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Very good for female adult readers. Jan 17, Ifeyinwa rated it jxgua was amazing Shelves: Howard University Press, The coup faltered and was downgraded to a mutiny, a failure engineered by nna mass of loyal government soldiers and the Igbo general who was the British-appointed head of the Nigerian army of independence.

Because jobs were always scarce, there were constant tensions between the original inhabitants and the newcomers. Published October 8th by Heinemann Educational Books first published She decided to trade between Accra and Lagos. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Cyprian Ekwensi: Jagua Nana

Cite this article Pick a jaguq below, and copy the text for your bibliography. The white man had sex with her and liked her and decided to keep her as his always ready sex toy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Why, they asked, had the British succeeded in conquering them? 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.

Cyprian Ekwensi: Jagua Nana – The Modern Novel

Freddie tried to get his passport reissued but as is the case with such things in Nigeria was given the jahua around. Maddy Woods rated it really liked it Aug 28, Burning Grass African Writers Series. Showing of 4 reviews. But sex is a powerful drug and if it is robbed into a man’s face he is likely to give in. A true page turner that was a welcome break from my span of technical babble. Rushing from one experience to the next in search of something she can’t quite grasp, Jagua finds herself embroiled jgaua shady politics, caught up in village feuds and a source of drama wherever she goes.

Jagua Nana

We hope so anyway! After her return from trips to Bagana and Onitsha, Jagua throws herself into Lagosian affairs with undiminished energy. See 1 question about Jaggua Nana…. Forming a colony with little regard for the cultural mix, the British created a restless amalgamation of ethnic groups.

Home Arts Culture magazines Jagua Nana. Fawcett Premier Book,Pages. Seyi Onabanjo rated it it was amazing Aug 28, And if dem give de gal belly, she mus’ jaguua de belly alone, and dem will run and lef’ her. The outcome is different but feels as complete and natural as in Exit West.


Freddie taught at a secondary school while taking correspondence courses to qualify as attorney.

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At this time Jagwa was forty five years old hence could be his mother. Sadly perhaps she loses the child; but at least by a stroke of great fortune, she finds out that she has a fantastic unexpected horde of money, and of course she has no qualms helping herself to it. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Author Listings Category Listing Archive. The first part is very amusing, the second not very focused. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

On returning home, he wrote his first novel, People of the Citywhich was one of the first Nigerian novels to be published internationally. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.