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Friday, 13 January 2017

Happy 86th Posthumous birthday to Novelist Flora Nwapa

Happy 86th posthumous birthday to Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa best known as Flora Nwapa, the mother of modern African literature and founder of Tana Press.

she is acknowledged as the first African woman novelist to be published in the English language in Britain and achieve international recognition, with her first novel Efuru being published in 1966 by Heinemann Educational Books. While never considering herself a feminist, she is best known for recreating life and traditions from an Igbo woman's viewpoint.

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