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Google celebrates Nigerian author

Google celebrates Nigerian author

Mother of modern African literature Flora Nwapa is remembered today as google uses her for background image

Flora Nwapa

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa is an icon. The Nigerian Igbo author was around in the 1930s and made her mark as a writer. She was born in January 13 1931 and blessed the world with her talent until her passing in 1993.

Many leave the earth having only existed but Flora, through her stories lived and opened a floodgate of African women novelists. Her first book titled Efuru received international recognition and that marked the beginning of her successful career as a writer and intellectual.

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Today, January 13 would have marked her 86th birthday. To celebrate the genius and woman of virtue, google put her up as back image for all to see. See below:

Flora Nwapa

History is kind on the ones who achieve much. Happy birthday to a hero.

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