Death of Nigerian Author Buchi Emecheta

Ms Emecheta  died today. Here is a link to her NY Times obituary

You can read my post on her and her very moving books here.

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dc60d1440d1d4439fd80faf84c08a19eMs Buchi Emechetais a favorite of mine–I devoured her books when I returned home from my Peace Corps service (Malawi) in 1991. Ms Emecheta was born July 21, 1944, so to celebrate her birthday I’m listing may many favorites among her books. Her books deal with African womanhood, both at home and abroad. The expatriate experience was fascinating to me in 1991. I’d also just spent two years with some of the best educated women in Malawi–research scientists in agriculture, so I found her topics of women’s empowerment vs the pull of tradition to be very meaningful.


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Here then are my favorite– listed in no particular order, though, I would say The Bride Price is my favorite.


The Joys of Motherhood

bride price

The Bride Price


In the Ditch


Head Above Water

This is Buchi’s autobiography.


Second Class Citizen


Double Yoke

I’ve read elsewhere, and completely agree, that…

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