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Accordiing to Asare Konadu’s novel “A WOMAN IN HER PRIME” he used a woman who was simily barren and in view of that marriage became a big plight for. Title, A woman in her prime. Volume 40 of African writers series. Author, Asare Konadu. Publisher, Heinemann, Original from, the University of California. : Woman in Her Prime (African Writers Series) (): Asare Konadu: Books.

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A woman in her prime

She has a compassionate friend, Koramoa whose companion is significant to Pokuwaa in diverse konasu ways. A Woman in Her Prime is a good example of what a mistake that would be.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To konadi out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In this way his novel is interesting to the western reader today. Oddly, there is little suggestion than the villagers think the fault is with her.

Her best friend Koramoa was full of joy while the husband, Kwadwo keeps his ears to the ground with shock. Preview this item Preview this item. Innostradamus rated it really liked it Jun 25, I comment on the moral lesson…. Konadu describes Pokuwaa as one the industrious female farmers in Brenhoma.

It is very interesting. Samuel Asare Konadua Ghanian publisher and novelist who wrote many novels. So in no time at all she is pregnant and lives happily ever after. HathiTrust Digital Library, Limited view search only. It gives the innermost pains of barreness and marriage. She has been married twice before and divorced her husbands because of her barrenness another feminist response by Konadu, because one would have thought it the other way round. Notify me of new posts via email.


Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Would you also like to submit a review for this item? She becomes the second wife of a kind man named Kwadwo, and in less than a month she shows signs of being pregnant.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He deliberately understands her situations and always feels with her.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Correspondingly, I find the interconnectivity and intertwining of the sub plots to the main one endearing.

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This is a book that the use of irony permeates the book from the beginning to the end. Like Liked by 1 person. They find the hen in the bushes, about to be swallowed by a snake, but Pokuwaa is just in time to pin down the snake, rescue the hen, and make her sacrifice.

Pokuwaa is a feminist figure who gracefully rejects subjugation of any sort in a society that demanded a child from her. Notify me of new comments via email. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She is eventually left with tale of joy to tell after discovering she is pregnant.

Good wishers contribute their mature compliments and advices. Pokuwaa has divorced two husbands, apparently with little fuss, when they prove unable to give her children.


A Woman in Her Prime

She becomes the second wife of a kind man named Kwadwo, and in less than a month she shows signs of being pregnant. Feb 28, Funmi added it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The opening chapter skillfully draws drama from a simple situation. That is, his target was not so much sexism as superstition, although he understood the negative social consequences for women of magical explanation.

Kwadwo’s first wife also resents her husband’s attention to Pokuwaa. The hen has escaped! Pokuwaa demonstrates a habit of hard work and she is known as an industrious house wife who always goes to the nearest stream to fetch water to feed the family. I love d book,it really centres on African Culture Like Like. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

The entire pages of this novel fascinated me because in Pokuwaa, i saw the new generation of the African woman who has emerged out of darkness, above the shackles of societal expectations to true freedom, without on such things as child- bearing to confirm her womanhood.