ISBN 9789782462725
Pages 224
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 1996
Publisher Spectrum Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Iska

by Cyprian Ekwensi

A novel from the pen of one of Africa's foremost writers. Iska tellsthe story of a Nigerian girl from a simple village background who goes tothe city and joins the smart literary and political world. Conflict ensues about her relationship with an unscrupulous politician. The mood and atmosphere of Nigeria are evoked in the settings of the village, the fashionable world of Lagos, and the dark ceremonies of a religious sect. The girl is a symbol of the wind which blows strongly through Africa, destroying the old and preparing for the new.
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About the Author

Cyprian Ekwensi

Cyprian Ekwensi wrote hundreds of short stories, radio and television scripts, and several dozen novels, including children's books. His 1954 People of the City was the first book by a Nigerian to garner international attention. His most successful novel was Jagua Nana (1961), about a Pidgin-speaking Nigerian woman who leaves her husband to work as a prostitute in a city and falls in love with a teacher. He also wrote a sequel to this, Jagua Nana's Daughter.

In 1968, he received the Dag Hammarskjöld International Prize in Literature. In 2006, he became a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters.

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