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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You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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.

A woman in her prime

I like this novel Like Like. Brenhoma is the setting of the story. Pokuwaa is a feminist figure who gracefully rejects subjugation of any sort in a society that demanded a child from her. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A Woman in Her Prime

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A Woman in Her Prime is a good example of what a mistake that would be. We recognize lack of formal education heer the people of this community. The last straw for Konxdu is when she comes across the body of a man near her farm. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.


Pokuwaa has divorced two husbands, apparently with little fuss, when they prove unable to give her children.

She finds only a post in the ground and a broken string. Please verify that you are not a robot. In a few pages we learn a lot about Pokuwaa: Skip to main content. Pokuwaa has good friends, too, and a thriving farm. They guess their time by associating it to the rotation of the globe in connection with the position of the sun. This is the story of a woman, Pokuwaa, in a traditional African village; a woman apparently cursed with “barrenness” unable to have a child. Konadu describes Pokuwaa as one the industrious female farmers in Brenhoma.

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Woamn Review – Flag as inappropriate This book is very good and bit teaches about moral behaviour and also the trust in gods are irrelevant. They did not have much international readership and thus were not as self-conscious as the modern African writer, who tends to criticize regimes more than societies.

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A Woman in Her Prime. She may demonstrate an outmost interest in praising the supreme Almighty God than these lesser gods in Brenhoma.

She finds only a post in the ground and a broken string. The western stereotype of the African novel is that it illuminates the positive side of Africa as a cultural soldier defending the homeland. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This site uses cookies. Not wanting to draw attention to herself, she tells only her mother and keeps quiet as the villagers search for the missing man.


She is optimistic that God is the only initiator of a child and not the great god Tano.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Konadu describes Pokuwaa as one of the industrious female farmers in Brenhoma. Her mother, the old woman becomes happy with the sign that her daughter has finally become pregnant.

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Pokuwaa’s mother, who had pressed her to leave her second husband, seems nearly as concerned about that lack of a child as Pokuwaa herself. Notify me of new comments via email. East Ehr Designer Men’s Fashion. This site uses cookies. I comment on the moral lesson…. Notify me of new posts via email.

This is a helping tool to we students,thank you Like Like. The hen has escaped! It centers on a domestic drama that can be stated simply: