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Nwapa, Flora, 1931-1993

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1931-01-18
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1993-10-16
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University College (Ibadan, Nigeria)
        • Organization: (naf) University of Edinburgh
        • Organization: (naf) University of Lagos
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Tana Press
        • Organization: Flora Nwapa Books
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Oguta (Nigeria)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Enugu (Nigeria)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Enugu (Nigeria)
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  • Sources

    • found: Her Efuru, 1966.
    • found: Flora Nwapa, 1997:p.6 (d. 1993)
    • found: World literature today, winter 1995:p. 239 (Flora Nwapa, Nigerian novelist and short-story writer; d. Oct. 16, 1993 at age 62)
    • found: Bibliothèque nationale de France WWW auth. file, July 20, 2015(hdg.: Nwapa, Flora, 1931-1993 ; b.: Jan. 18, 1931 ; d.: Oct. 16, 1993 ; nat.: Nigeria)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Nwapa, Flora; Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa; writer, publisher, educator; born 13 January 1931 in Oguta, Nigeria; BA from University College, Ibadan (1957); postgraduate diploma from University of Edinburgh (1958); was education officer at Calabar (1959); assistant registrar at the University of Lagos (1962-1964), studied public relations and university administration in the United States and Britain (1965); was a Commissioner for Health, Social Welfare at East Central State (1970-1971); her first novel Efuru was published in 1966; was the first African woman to establish major publishing house, Tana Press, in Enugu (1977) and publishing house Flora Nwapa Books; received the Nigerian government's award of Order of Niger (1983); her hometown, Oguta bestowed on her highest chieftaincy title, ogbuefi (in Igbo language killer of a cow), honor usually reserved for men; known as revered pioneer in African women's writing and publishing; died 16 October 1993 in Enugu, Nigeria)
  • LC Classification

    • PR9387.9.N933
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    • 1980-11-14: new
    • 2015-09-14: revised
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