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This novel, first written and published in 1979, is the story of an indigenous Nigerian woman struggling to be what she believes to be a good mother while also struggling to reconcile her traditional rural culture with quickly evolving urban life. Both these sets of struggles play out within a cultural and narrative context of racially-defined colonialism, all of which are in turn thematically connected to explorations of the relationship between the dead and the living, and of the qualities and experiences of being a woman.

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