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Jagua Nana's Daughter
From one of Africa's foremost novelists and master story-teller, this is a sequel to Ekwensi's best-selling Jagua Nana. The story centres around the heroine's traumatic search for her real mother. All the intracacies of family life and relationships are woven into the story, and Liza finds both her mother and a partner.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Spectrum Books
(first published January 1st 1985)
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Many people in our modern world scoff at seemingly outrageous ideas, schemes and plots of tv "soap operas" - I am reminded of this as I consider the antecedents, mysteries, schemes, surrounding the birth and upbringing of Liza here. (Elizabeth is the daughter of Jagua Nana; Elizabeth is the protagonist of this work) In the earlier, more famous work, the eponymous Jagua Nana is a notorious prostitute, and her daughter, Elizabeth, is not much better, it seems. She has two children by two different ...more
Cyprian Odiatu Duaka Ekwensi was a novelist famous for his Jaguar Nana series and many others. He wrote for children under the name C.O.D. Ekwensi.More about Cyprian Ekwensi...