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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman - Ogo Akubue-Ogbata


Book Description:
Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman is the story of a privileged young girl whose life is disrupted by a series of mysterious events and the loss of innocence as she knows it. Striving to survive in the politically charged colonial and post-independence Nigeria, she meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views yet hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to destroy everything. Set in the vibrant capital cities of Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Britain, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman fearlessly chronicles the history of Africa’s most populous and complex country whilst tackling big themes such as ethnic identity, economic hardship, domestic violence, gender equality, political corruption, entrepreneurship and self actualization, as well as universal themes such as love, mother daughter relationships, betrayal and forgiveness. Through a language of passion, poetry and deceptive simplicity, we see sisters and daughters, mothers and wives who metamorphose over time, juxtaposed with a nation’s fight for freedom, fall from grace and pursuit of an elusive destiny.
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My Take on the Book:
Entertaining and yet wittingly put together, to convey a woman's struggles through life from childhood. That's what this book meant to me. I love a book that is a subject I normally wouldn't partake in, yet, in the end, I was sad to see it end.
I have to say, the author did a great job ending the story. Most cases, I am left feeling that there is more, or they need to keep going. As much as I loved the story and would have continued reading on, it really was left at a great spot.
Very well thought out and put together!
In lieu of Black History Month, I suggest everyone gets a copy of this fantastic story. It will be one of the most memorable stories you read.


~I received a copy from Pump Up Your Book Promotion for review. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

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  1. Fantastic review. I was curious about this book and you have answered my questions. Thanks :)

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  2. Sounds beautiful. Thanks for the review.

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