The Stillborn

The Stillborn Zaynab Alkali
  • Title: The Stillborn
  • Author: Zaynab Alkali
  • ISBN: 9780582026575
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
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    About Zaynab Alkali


    1. Her Islamic family came from a village in Borno State, Nigeria, but moved to a Christian village in Gongola State, where she was brought up She graduated from Bayero University, Kano, with a BA in 1973, obtaining an MA in African Literature in English in 1979 The first woman novelist from Northern Nigeria, she is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State from Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby


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    1. I ve been hearing about this novel for years Finally I got my hands on a copy The print was tiny and I didn t think I d read it because of that However, once I started reading it, I was immediately sucked in I read most of it during several airplane flights normally, I can t read at all on planes, so this was that good It was a real page turner But this was not because of break neck pacing or anything The story was just really rich and the characters deeply interesting This is a novel about the [...]

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    2. What I enjoyed most about this was its vivacious, smart protagonist, Li, who is prepared to seek fulfilment in defiance of those who want to intimidate her into submission While I had never heard of this book, and was only able to find an old second hand copy from the wonderful Drumbeats series, it seems that it is considered a feminist classic in Nigeria and widely in Africa, so it must resonate strongly with those closer to the material.Small but perfectly formed, with engaging characters and [...]

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    3. It is a coming of age novel depicting physical and spiritual growth of a Nigerian woman who learns to survive in the face of harsh conditions and traditions within which she lives and has to come to terms with.

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    4. I have read this book before but I need the summary for better understanding,the book is very very interesting o

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    5. For those interested in Muslim Nigerian literature.

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    6. i want the book

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    7. Ave nt read it just dey hear of it bt nw am ready 2 read it

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