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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman is the story of a privileged Nigerian girl whose life is disrupted by a series of unusual events and the loss of innocence as she knows it. Striving to survive in the wake of her country's independence from British rule, she meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views, a man who asks for more than she knows how to give. They embark on a ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Priceless Books Ltd
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Jan 29, 2010 Jill rated it really liked it
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I received this book as part of Pump Up Your Book Promotion Tours. When it arrived in the mail I was excited to see that it had been signed by the author to me. That was such a nice touch!

I decided to participate in this tour since it is almost February and when we celebrate Black History Month. Also, I am making a point of trying out different types of books than my usual selections. This is a book that, while I thoroughly enjoyed, I might not have picked up on my own and I would have been miss
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Jan 29, 2010 Freda Mans-Labianca rated it it was amazing
Entertaining and yet wittingly put together, to convey a woman's struggles through life from childhood. That's what this book meant to me. I love a book that is a subject I normally wouldn't partake in, yet, in the end, I was sad to see it end.
I have to say, the author did a great job ending the story. Most cases, I am left feeling that there is more, or they need to keep going. As much as I loved the story and would have continued reading on, it really was left at a great spot.
Very well thought
Mar 26, 2010 McKenzie rated it really liked it
Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman tells of Nkiru at three different stages in her life. Part One describes her difficult childhood as she learns to depend on herself and fight for her future. Part Two tells of her college years, in which she discovers love and grows into a woman. Part Three describes her later in life, trying to follow her dreams and fix the past.

Ogo Akubue-Ogbata has created a wonderfully rich story. Although designed for Adults, I believe mature Young Adults will be able to appreciate this
Jan 12, 2015 Guna rated it liked it
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When her father dies, Nkiru and her sister, Nonso, are left in the care of their abusive mother-in-law. A relative finally removes them, but their lives now are hard and no longer privileged. The story follows Nkiru, and how, out of harsh circumstances, she comes to terms with her various relationships, and finally blossoms.
Dec 01, 2009 Sokari rated it liked it
Shelves: african-writers
Surprisingly I enjoyed this book - At the beginning I felt I was reading a Nollywood film but it improved with every page and turned out to not be as predictable as I had imagined.
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