Flora Nwapa

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Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa (13 January 1931 – 16 October 1993) was a Nigerian author best known as Flora NwapaShe was a Nigerian author who has been called the mother of modern African Literature. She was the forerunner to a generation of African women writers, and the first African woman novelist to be published in the English language in Britain. She achieved international recognition with her first novel Efuru, published in 1966 by Heinemann Educational Books. While never considering herself a feminist, she was best known for recreating life and traditions from an Igbo woman's viewpoint.


Efuru (1966)[edit]

  • "What can a woman do?" you say everyday. In the end, a woman does something, and even then still you look down on women.
  • There is no problem in this world that cannot be solved.
  • There was nothing in me when I was in school that made me feel I was going to be a writer. It was one of those things that just happened. I didn’t have the ambition to say, “Oh, Flora, you are going to be a writer, so work towards it
    • [1] Nwapa on how she became Africa best female author.

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