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WATCH: 1987 Documentary on Nigerian Writer Flora Nwapa

By ZODML on 10 Oct, 2014

We're so thrilled by this find! In 1987, Norwegian TV network NRK TV visited Nigeria to interview novelist Flora Nwapa (known for books such as Efuru - the first internationally published book by an African woman - and Idu) for a series exclusively focused on women writers. The 40-minute documentary covers both Nwapa's professional and personal lives, with scenes showing family gatherings, her office, and village life in her native Imo State.

The documentary is narrated in Norwegian but Nwapa's commentary on subjects ranging from polygamy to the lack of support shown by Nigerian male writers to female writers at the time is powerfully voiced by the writer herself. Watch the documentary in its entirety here. Want to learn more about Flora Nwapa's life and career? Check out our Discover Nigeria article on her. Learn more about Nigeria's people and places with Discover Nigeria.

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