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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Her wish for a child doesn’t prevent her from enjoying her life. It is the appointed day for sacrifice to the god Tano, but Pokuwaa is running late. Advanced Search Find a Library. She may demonstrate an utmost interest in praising the supreme Almighty God than these lesser gods in Brenhoma.

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A Woman in Her Prime

Pokuwaa would like a child, but her prayers uer not been answered. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Andrew Swen rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Women — Africa — Fiction.


She describes him as the only chief who shares food as well as so many other things with their families. The E-mail Address es field is required. Jun 01, Saiyou Brakemi rated it it was amazing. From inside the book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. His commitment aasre Pokuwaa and This is the story of a woman, Pokuwaa, in a traditional African village; a woman apparently cursed with “barrenness” unable to have a child.

Her current husband, Kwadwo, is sore afraid that the same fate will befall him so he makes yb effort to please her. From inside the book.

A woman in her prime

Her husband Kwadwo doesn’t bother much about the sudden change of her mind and they live happier than before.

She finds only a post in the ground and a broken string.

Konadu describes Pokuwaa as one of the industrious female farmers in Brenhoma. She is optimistic that God is the only initiator of a child and not the great god Tano. User Review – Flag as inappropriate this book is talks about the plights of being barren and how the society of Brenhoma address the issue. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Another small drama arises when Pokuwaa discovers a dead body in the forest. Subjects Women — Africa — Fiction. I ever saw one dressing in splendid Kentey cloth in Koforidua. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Konadu depictes the character of Pokuwaa as one of the women with high esteemed in Brenhoma community. T-raww rated it liked it Jul 24, Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. To ask other readers questions about A Woman in Her Primeplease sign up.


She experiences two different marriages with the unproductive problem. Don’t have an account? Brenhoma is the setting of the story. 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.

It was the 40th novel in the African Writers Series, and his other novel Ordained by the Oracle was the 55th 2. Notify me of new posts via email. A woman in her prime Asare Konadu Snippet view – Good wishers contribute their mature compliments and advices.

He is a great hunter so as he brings bush meat home to impress his wife. Her feeling of guilt comes out in her tears at the man’s funeral, causing Kwadwo to suspect she knew the dead man better than she admits.

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Drammeh Drammeh rated it did not like it Mar 06, It is very interesting. This really portrays African culture where women endure deadly farming work. She asks some children if they have seen it, and when one child admits to having thrown a stick at a stray black hen peime sees that he is a fetish child — the product of prayers and sacrifice like the child she wants for herself.

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