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Thursday, 9 May 2013

The works of Buchi Emecheta


"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.

4 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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  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. www.buchiemecheta.co.uk

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

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