Mammy Water

Mammy Water



The concept of the "motherwater" goddess, Mammywater's more than of a divinity. She also embodies and manifests important aspects of womanhood in pre-colonial Igbo culture and society.

  • ISBN:
    9782272001
  • Book Format:
    paperback
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    47
  • Year:
    1979
Flora Nwapa
  • Name:
    Flora Nwapa
  • Gender:
    female
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  • Biography:
    Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa (13 January 1931 – 16 October 1993) was a Nigerian author best known as Flora Nwapa, who has been called the mother of modern African literature. The forerunner to a generation of African women writers, 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. Nwapa also is known for her governmental work in reconstruction after the Biafran War.