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To My Husband from Iowa

by Chukwuemeka Ike

One of Nigeria's pre-eminent novelists, and active in book issues in Nigeria, the author tells this imaginary story in the feminine first person. It reflects the actual experiences of a Nigerian writer who participated in the International Writing Programme of the University of Iowa. The author uses Ify, the narrator, as an opportunity to experience America through the eyes of a Nigerian woman. Her experiences range from casual observations to serious socio-economic aspects of life - politics, religion, education, commerce, philosophy, and sexual relations. The intention is to show how developing countries can profit from western values, whilst not surrendering Africa's cultural lores and moral values.

ISBN 9789782601438 | 272 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 1996 | Malthouse Press, Nigeria | Paperback




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