The works of Buchi Emecheta

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"Emecheta’s writings document the author’s multi-layered yet intersecting identities: the diasporic single woman, the sociologist observing grim urban realities, the best-selling novelist, the narrator of African myths and traditions that clash against modernization, the re-creator of her continent’s enslaved traumatic historical past".  British Council Literature

A couple of weeks ago, I read Buchi Emecheta's Second Class Citizen (review to come shortly). Having also read The Joys of Motherhood it is clear why she is so highly regarded. I may have only read two of her novels, but  the way she writes about African women and the issues they face at home and abroad is amazing. I could go on and on, but I won't. Instead, here's my celebration of some of her novels. A list of all her works can be found on Sable LitMag.


*All book covers via Google Images. Books not pictured Our Own Freedom (photographs by Maggie Murray) and Titch the Cat.

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  1. I've read New Tribe,Slave Girl and Joys of Motherhood, and I am currently reading Head Above Water.I am a huge fan. I love her work and the perspective she writes from.

  2. What would you recommend? Just been having a look at Amazon and bought Joys of Motherhood and Second Class Citizen. Love a good recommendation!

  3. Buchi Emecheta now has a website. It is still in development but you can navigate there for more information about her life, her works and upcoming events to honour her legacy.

    1. Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful wonderful news.