Find Your Next Favorite Book
Save up to $20
Our Money-Back Guarantee

Efuru.

by

Efuru, beautiful and respected, is loved and deserted by two ordinary, undistinguished husbands.

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $13.33
Change currency

Reviews of Efuru.

Overall customer rating: 4.000
nonabug

slow, but worth it.

by nonabug on Apr 24, 2007

if you have read Things Fall Apart (Achebe), you should read this book. If you are interested in global in/outsider perspectives on feminism, you should read this book. Efuru is about a woman establishing her autonomy within the bounds of her culture. by no means a radical peice, it was nonetheless controversial when it was first published in 1966 - as a response to Achebe's work - with the intent of fleshing out the previously one-dimensional portrayals of Igbo women. as a westerner, as a lover of literature, it is not the most engaging read. Its a straightforward, stylistically simple plot narrative. Nwapa hersef has stated that she is not a writer, but a voice saying something which needs to be said. And that's true. Its an important book, which at times can be tough to get through, but remains worth the struggle.

Read more...
Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about Efuru.

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Subjects related to Efuru.

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!