"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.