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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from The Joys of Motherhood.

Women and Femininity Quotes

Her baby…her baby! Nnu Ego's arms involuntarily went to hold her aching breasts, more for assurance of her motherhood than to ease their weight. She felt the milk trickling out, wetting her b...

Men and Masculinity Quotes

Like most handsome men who are aware of their charismatic image, he had many women in his time. Whenever they raided a neighbouring village, Agbadi was sure to come back with the best-looking women...

Mortality Quotes

Her baby…her baby! Nnu Ego's arms involuntarily went to hold her aching breasts, more for assurance of her motherhood than to ease their weight. She felt the milk trickling out, wetting her b...

Wealth Quotes

The people of Ibuza were never to forget the night the people of Umu-Iso came for Nnu Ego. Her father excelled himself. He accepted the normal bride price, to show that he gave his blessing to the...

Duty Quotes

"What do you want me to do?" Amatokwu asked. "I am a busy man. I have no time to waste my precious male seed on a woman who is infertile. I have to raise children for my line.".... "I will do my du...

Education Quotes

The older woman laughed. "You know I'm no better off than you, but at least a man pays my rent." Her husband, Abby's father, was a European who had been in the Nigerian colonial service; he had gon...

Tradition and Customs Quotes

"How much do you want for her? What else do you expect? Is it her fault that you have no son?" Agbadi was beginning to roar like the wild animas he was wont to hunt and kill. "Please, please, aren'...

Slavery Quotes

She whirled round. "Who is going to stop me? Who dares to stop me? You?" she wailed, very near hysteria. "Bah! You think you have the right to play God, just because you are Agbadi? You have your w...

Race Quotes

Dr. Meers peered over the paper, smiled mischievously and answered, "Goodnight, baboon." Mrs. Meers straightaway went into a torrent of words, too fast and too emotionally charged for Nnaife, who s...

The Supernatural Quotes

As she walked, pain and anger fought inside her; sometimes anger came to the fore, but the emotional pain always won. And that was what she wanted to end, very, very quickly. She would soon be ther...
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