Who wrote the book? Jagua Nana
Jagua Nana is a 1961 novel by Nigerian novelist Cyprian Ekwensi. The novel was later republished in 1975 as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series. The novel focuses on the contradictions within the life of an aging sex worker, the title character Jagua Nana. The novel is set in the city of Lagos.
Who was the main character in Joys of Motherhood?
The Joys of Motherhood is a novel written by Buchi Emecheta. It tells the tragic story of Nnu-Ego, daughter of Nwokocha Agbadi and Ona, who had a bad fate with childbearing.
Who was the first editor of the African Writers Series?
African Writers Series (AWS) is a series of books by African writers that has been published by Heinemann in 1962. The first advisory editor to the series was the Nigerian Chinua Achebe – who became one of Africa's most famous writers.
Which of these was Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's first book?
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's first book was Weep Not, Child, published in May 1964, becoming the first novel in English to be published by a writer from East Africa.
Who wrote Eze goes to school?
First female writer in Nigeria
Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa was known as the mother of modern African literature. She was the forerunner to a generation of African women writers, and was also acknowledged as the first African woman novelist to be published in the English language in Britain. She was one of the first African women publishers when she founded Tana Press in the year 1970.
Which of these books told the story of a boy, spoiled with his mother's love and when he travelled England for school, he ended getting involved with drugs?
A book by Agbo Areo, the book focuses on Mrs. Ogidi, who is very anxious to provide quality education for her young son, Ade Junior. At the age of 11 1/2 years, Junior is sent to a boarding-house grammar school in England. On his arrival in England, he gets into drugs and is shipped back to Nigeria.
Which of these won the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature?
Set in an unnamed, postcolonial African city, referred to—perhaps because it has seceded from the non-functioning state—as the City-State,Tram 83 brings together a fascinating group of characters of all nationalities and languages whose sole aim is to profit from the mineral-rich land around them. Winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Debut African Fiction.
Which of these characters went missing and never came back?
Half of a Yellow Sun is a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It tells the story of the Biafran War through the perspective of the characters Olanna, Odenigbo, Ugwu, and Richard. Kainene is Olanna's twin, who went missing during the war.
Guess the book - "They were doers and thinkers and lovers and seekers and givers, but dreamers, most dangerously of all. They were dreamer-women. Very dangerous women. Who looked at the world through their wide dreamer-eyes and saw it not as it was, "brutal, senseless," etc., but worse, as it might be or might yet become. So, insatiable women. Un-pleasable women."
Ghana Must Go is the debut novel of Taiye Selasi. The novel follows the Sai family as they come to terms with their father Kweku Sai's death, and as they work through family troubles. Taiye Selasi writes with glittering poetic command, a sense of daring, and a deep emotional investment in the lives and transformations of her characters.
Who won the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019?
Lesley Nneka Arimah is the author of What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky, and winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa and Caine Prize 2019. She has, before then, been twice been shortlisted for the Caine Prize. She won with her story "Skinned"
Guess the writer - "Please, note that in Nigeria there is a difference between dreadlocks and ‘dada’. Dada is less refined, naturally matted coils of hair due to superstitious neglect. Dada is uncool. Dreadlocks are deliberate. They are cool. They make you look wildly creative. If someone asks; no, you are not a Rastafarian. You are an African writer."
Portraying “the different Nigerians you are likely to meet at home and abroad, on your way to heaven or to hell,” Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide by Elnathan “moves between the sublime and the ridiculous, and deftly captures both the hilarity and the horror of Nigeria,” offering a sharply observed, nuanced, laugh-out-loud understanding of a country of 190 million people, from its “religious hypocrisy to the pragramatic nature of ‘Nigerian love.'”
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