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The Joys of Motherhood Paperback – September 4, 2008
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‘…a graceful, touching, ironically titles tale that bears a plain feminist message.’
John Updike, The New Yorker
‘ Buchi Emecheta is a born writer’
The Sunday Times
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.
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Buchi Emechta narrates male female dynamics in from a Nigerian female perspective. "The Joys of Motherhood" a Nigerian fiction takes place in a time period in Nigeria during WWI. I find in it applicable to American male female dynamics in relationships. I would recommend this book to sociology, psychology majors to read to give a non academic perspective on your major or readers who love English literature.
(Rating is based on group interest and Bride Price.)