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Product Details

  • Paperback: 163 pages
  • Publisher: George Braziller; Reprint edition (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080761128X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807611289
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #827,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Emecheta's prose has a shimmer of originality, of English being re-mvented.... Issues of survival lie inherent in her material and give her tales weight.

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"Miss Emecheta's prose has a shimmer of originality, of English being reinvented. . . . Issues of survival lie inherent in her material and give her tales weight."

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R Stepherson on January 31, 1999
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Double Yoke is not simply an African novel, it is a timeless classic. The story of course is one of seemingly simplistic ideals: women in Postcolonial Africa have to bear the double burden of trying to remain culturally traditional while also trying to further themselves with education to be able to provide for their financial future. However, the author is actually writing about the need for males to change in order to more fully understand this modern African woman. No longer can African males hope to secure an innocent school girl and be satisfied with her limited ambitions. The modern African male must transform himself in order to satisfy himself and his mate. The need for a sexual revolution of the entire male species worldwide is what message this reader gained. The poetic prose and wonderful characters gift wrap the package containg this universal request.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Olumide Ogunremi on November 13, 2000
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Ms Emecheta has in a way that is uniquely hers delivered a message about the double yoke of modernity and tradition. The setting is mainly the University of Calabar in Nigeria where the author also was a Professor. It is a coming of age story of two undergraduates who are in love. It deals with the choices they make under the circumstances. As a sub theme it details university life in Nigeria,love of strange titles and also a dubious counsellor and resultant betrayal. The events that occur in this book though a work of fiction are glaringly true.
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By Amazon Customer on November 8, 2013
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beautifully written. in-depth characters that you empathize with and frown upon at certain points of the story. a great read. will read again :)
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For every immigrant woman or man, this book will help you sort out your confusion. It lets you know that once you leave your country of origin and move to the west you will have challenges, but you must find a balance. Great insight by Buchi.
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