Efuru is a novel by Flora Nwapa. The book is about a talented, brilliant, and beautiful Igbo woman named Efuru.
She falls in love with a poor farmer called Adizua and flees with him, disappointing her people as he did not even perform the traditional wine carrying and pay her bride price.
She lives in a small community in colonial West Africa that is confined by tradition.
A woman’s essential role was childbearing and if she does not fulfil that role she gets negative criticism from members of the society.
Throughout the story, she desires to be a mother, though she is well to do.
The book is an absolute portrayal of the Igbo culture.