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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We’ll get back to you shortly. A cardinal rule for her is to regard sex as an easy route to quick money, and the richer the clients the better; especially “white” clientelle who apparently hold the keys to lots of money.

The merchant princesses, he boasted, were independent women, and he knew that his sister loved independence. There are plenty of events, twists and turns, most of it nans, but what does it matter? Chinweizu, Onwuchekwa Jemie, and Ihechukwu Madubuike. Showing of 4 reviews. Cyprian Ekwensi was born in Nigeria inthe son of an elephant hunter.

He can be reached at: There were approximately titles of Onitsha market literature extant inthough this was only a fraction of the total number published. For a while, a woman of unparalleled beauty and great natural skills forsakes her village, her family, and the traditional path of duty. Nans that I am an adult, it reads differently. See all 4 reviews. Jagua has sunk low – well below the nether nnaa of degeneracy, and she lives within her own rules. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. But Jagua was something of a Tomboy nnaa was not really interested in marriage; she wanted to live her own life, independently.


Stillwaters rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Why, they asked, had the British succeeded in conquering them? Mar 09, Nanx rated it it was amazing. Though intelligent, they lost interest in school when they discovered the game of love. I enjoyed each of them, and appreciate their very different styles and atmospheres.

She was surprised at how well white folks at Ikoyi lived. Not a masterpiece but very entertaining. 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.

Cyprian Ekwensi: Jagua Nana

Oct 15, Dora Okeyo rated it really liked it. But there are plenty of ideas as well, naan circulating around the experience of the Czechs under the Russians.

Her intention was for Nancy to meet up with Freddie in London and marry him over there. They could also speak in and about that world in the idiom of Pidgin, the universal language of Highlife.

She has made her money from selling cloth but is now a high class prostitute. The high-water mark of the visit was that one morning Nancy was out swimming when Jagua met up with her and both of them got into a fight.

Mayowa Omogbenigun rated it liked it Aug 30, Mama Nancy also managed to get one of her rich white customers to pay for Nancy to travel to London and take secretarial courses. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.


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Clearly, Jagua has not spent her time merely drifting in Lagos—she has mastered the wiles of the city. Return to Book Page. I would definitely recommend this book if you want to explore Nigerian and African literature. Fawcett Premier Book,Pages. No one will save you but yourself. She ends up living on men, although she also falls for a young teacher struggling to climb upwards via an education in England. We are the gods Mr. Over the decades power in the colony shifted from British to Nigerian authorities, who belonged to the various ethnic groups.

This is told through the eyes of a woman who has moved from rural Nigeria to Lagos in search of intensity: So I use to fear. There has been no controversy in the popular reception of the novel. With his Pontiac car, his bagful of ten shilling notes, and his Falstaffian nanw, Uncle Taiwo seems immune from magua race for money, since the corrupt nature of Lagos politics keeps his pockets well-lined with cash.

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