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The Joys of Motherhood (African Writers Series)

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This story of a young mother's struggles in 1950s Lagos is a powerful commentary on polygamy, patriarchy, and women's changing roles in urban Nigeria.

Synopsis:

Nnu Ego is a woman who gives all her energy, money and everything she has to raising her children - leaving her little time to make friends.

About the Author

Buchi Emecheta, born in Lagos in Nigeria, 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, at 22, she left him, and took an honours degree in Sociology while supporting her five children and writing in the early morning.

She haw written sevearl books including, In The Ditch, 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435909727
Author:
Emecheta, Buchi
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
Emechta, Buchi
Location:
Oxford, England :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Africa -- Fiction
Subject:
Mothers -- Africa -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
AWS African Writers Series
Series Volume:
no. 1.
Publication Date:
February 1994
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.92x5.10x.56 in. .40 lbs.

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