Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta
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Joys of Motherhood
By Buchi Emecheta

The Joys of Motherhood

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Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta

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A bestselling title in Heinemann's long-established 'African Writers Series', this novel is now being published with a new introduction as part of the new series 'African Writers Series Classics'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780435913540
ISBN-10: 0435913549
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 166mm x 13mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Heinemann
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta Second Class Citizen, Paperback (October 2015)

The classic tale of a Nigerian woman who overcomes strict tribal domination only to encounter the hardships of immigration. Available again.

Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta Bride Price, Paperback / softback (February 2014)

First published in 1976, this great literary classic follows a young Nigerian woman who rejects the patriarchal traditions of her culture to find love and happiness in the western world. With pure honesty and subtle protest, Buchi Emecheta chronicles the unfair pressure and ultimate demise that women often suffer in Nigerian lore.

Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta Joys of Motherhood, Paperback / softback (August 2013)

"First published in the United States of America in 1979 by George Braziller, Inc. Originally published in Britain by Allison & Busby Limited."

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Author Biography - Buchi Emecheta

Buchi Emecheta was born in Lagos in Nigeria. Her father, a railway worker, died when she was very young. At the age of ten she won a scholarship to the Methodist Girls' High School, but by the time she was seventeen she had left school, married and had a child. She accompanied her husband to London where he was a student. Aged 22, she left him, and took an honours degree in Sociology while supporting her five children and writing in the early morning. Her first book, 'In The Ditch' details her experience as a poor, single parent in London. It was followed by 'Second-Class Citizen', 'The Bride Price', 'The Slave Girl', which was awarded the Jock Campbell Award, 'The Joys of Motherhood', 'Destination Biafra', 'Naira Power', 'Double Yoke', 'Gwendolen', 'The Rape of Shavi' and 'Kehinde', as well as a number of children's books and a play, 'A Kind of Marriage' produced on BBC television. Her autobiography, 'Head Above Water', appeared in 1986 to much acclaim.

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