A celebration of Flora Nwapa, pioneer of African women literature. In 1966 Flora Nwapa published Efuru, the first internationally published novel by an African woman writer. 50 years later, the novel was celebrated in 5 cities across Nigeria. This documentary film captures Efuru@50, with keynotes, papers, dramas and quizzes. The film features Flora Nwapa, Efuru, and Flora Nwapa's children as well as distinguished writers like Zaynab Alkali, Bolanle Awe and Akachi Ezeigbo. The event shows the impact and lasting legacy of Efuru on African women writers in their efforts to empower women.
The film is based on ethnographic research by Paula Uimonen, digital anthropologist at Stockholm University, Sweden. Filmed in Nigeria, the documentary was produced by Paula Uimonen and Yaki Bozi in Tanzania in February 2017. For more information see womenwriters.one.
The full documentary (29 minutes) will be screened in 2017.