Thursday, January 26, 2017

Legendary Nigerian Female Novelist, Buchi Emecheta passes away at 72.

Renowned and legendary Nigerian female novelist, Buchi Emecheta reportedly passed away in her sleep yesterday, the 25th of January 2017 in her sleep at the age of 72. She is authored more than 20 books including critically acclaimed novels such as 'The Bride Price' (1976), 'The Joys of Motherhood' (1979), 'The Slave Girl' (1977), 'Second Class Citizen' (1974).
I vividly remember reading and enjoying The Bride Price in my early teens. This novel really helped me developing my interest in reading, She was characterized as the "first successful black women novelist living in Britain after 1948".


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