In celebration of what would have been the 86th birthday of Flora Nwapa, Nigerian film maker, author and entrepreneur,Onyeka Nwelu released his debut documentary feature titled The House of Nwapa on YouTube today.
Flora Nwapa who happens to be the Africa’s first female novelist was born in in Oguta . She is a cousin to Charly Boy and Onyeka Nwelue.
Her first novel, Efuru was published 50 years ago under African Writers’ Series. She was born in Oguta and is a cousin of Charly Boy and Onyeka Nwelue.
The documentary,”House of Nwapa” was premiered in Zimbabwe at the Imagine International Women Film Festival and in the US at Harvard University. It also showed at Camera, Action! Africa Film Festival in Lagos, The Lagos Book & Art Festival, Iwaya Community Art Festival and Lagos International Poetry Festival.
Nwelue is currently a Research Fellow at Ohio University in Athens, where he is working on a creative non-fiction book on Africans and slavery.
She is being celebrated by Google Doodle today.