BUCHI EMECHETA . GOODBYE TO A LITERARY ICON

Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Enecheta OBE [21 July, 1944-25 january 2017] was a Nigerian –born British novelist, based in Britain since 1960. She has written plays and an autobiography as well as for children. She was the author of more than 20 books, including Second Class Citizen [1974], The Bride Price [1976], The Slave Girl [1977], and The Joy of Motherhood [1979].

Her theme of child slavery, Motherhood, Female Independence and freedom through education, won her considerable critical acclaim and honours. Emecheta, once described her stories as “Stories of the world, where women face the universal problems of poverty and oppression.

Buchi Emecheta suffered a stroke in 2010 and she died in London on 25 January 2017, aged 72.

 

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