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Google Celebrates Female Nigerian Legendary Author, Flora Nwapa On Her 86th Posthumous Birthday

GOOGLE-FLORA NWAPAOn her 86th posthumous birthday, late Nigerian novelist Flora Nwanzuruahu Nwapa is being celebrated by tech giant Google with a doodle.

Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.

Sometimes Google changes it’s background to celebrate notable persons who have made contributed to humanity. Today it is celebrating Nigerian author, Flora Nwapa. Anyone using Google today will see the image on top.FLORA NWAPA-589x594Nwapa’s Efuru, published in 1966 was the first book published in English by an African woman, coming just 8 years after Chinua Achebe’s groundbreaking Things Fall Apart. She was also first female commissioner of the then East Central State.

But in spite of her landmark achievements in African literature as a frontrunner for female writers and the critical engagements in her books, she is less regarded compared to her male contemporaries such as Achebe, Wole Soyinka and John Pepper Clark.

Though she did not label herself a feminist, but some of her works tell stories of the Igbo traditional society from the perspectives of the woman.FLORA NWAPA-543x800

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