A Woman in Her Prime by Asare Konadu
This is the story of a woman, Pokuwaa, in a traditional African village; a woman apparently cursed with “barrenness” unable to have a child. The novel traces her frustration and attempts to get pregnant, even after changing her male partner. Village life is shown very convincingly here, its political, social, economic spheres brought to the fore. Kwadwo, the man in Pokuwaa’s life, comes across as a fine gentleman, though he is in fact juggling two women, as it were. His commitment to Pokuwaa and her happiness is laudable. The story ends on a happy note, when despite all odds, the lady does get pregnant!
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