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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Account Options Sign in. The western stereotype of the African novel is that it illuminates the positive side of Africa as a cultural soldier defending the homeland. Want to Read Currently Reading Peime. She describes him as the only chief who shares food as well as so many other things with their families.

The name field is required. Kay Daniels rated it really liked it Apr 16, Dunni rated it liked it Mar 22, Then if Pokuwa still repeats this again, who knows if Tano may get angered and lead to another brutal miscarriage. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Nevertheless no situation is permanent. Analytically, the book is filled with imagery worthy konadk easy envisage; it has to be given kudos for the type of diction employed.

Mar 30, Micah Comfort marked it as to-read Shelves: Pokuwaa would like a child, but her prayers have not been answered. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Also, portraying Pokuwa as being against the general belief ascribed to the gods is subjective to the author.


She becomes the second wife of a kind man named Kwadwo, and in less than a month she shows signs of being pregnant. She may demonstrate an utmost interest in praising the supreme X God than these lesser gods in Brenhoma. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Pokuwaa has divorced two husbands, apparently with little fuss, when they prove unable to give her children. Pokuwa, having won over her barrenness saves the book from being tragic and gives hope for Iin women.

A Woman in Her Prime

Return to Book Page. 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. Her best friend Koramoa was full of joy while the husband, Kwadwo has shock. He loves her for her own sake: Are you a worldreader? He is a great hunter so as he brings bush meat home to impress his wife.

No sooner had she discovered dead body near her farm and failed to reveal the news to the people of the town, except her trusted mother than she felt discomfort and nostalgia till the burial of the primd Yaw Boakye. It deals with the problems of an African woman, Pokuwaa, who is in her 30s and has not had any children, considered a tragic condition by her society, not least by her mother.


Share your thoughts with other customers. Another small drama arises when Pokuwaa discovers a dead body in the forest. Notify me of new aare via email.

A woman in her prime

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Pokuwaa is the leading character and her role played has really given a vivid picture and beauty of the story. We were inspired by Maame Fosua’s information; we are informed that when a woman is pregnant she needs to eat more of palm nut soup and bu sugarcane which in turn provide breast milk in abundant.

She asks some children if they have seen it, and when one child admits to having thrown a stick at a stray black hen she sees that he is a fetish child — the product of prayers and sacrifice like the child she wants for herself.

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