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Nigeria 8 

The Rape of Shavi – Buchi Emecheta

I picked this volume up at the #CelebratingBuchiEmecheta event at the Brunei Suite at the school of Oriental & African Studies on 3 February. 75 more words


Nigeria 7 

The Joys of Motherhood – Buchi Emecheta

Absolutely loved this book, I read it in preparation for the #CelebratingBuchiEmecheta event … before I heard about the day if celebration, I shamefully hadn’t heard about this writer. 64 more words


Buchi Emecheta, Artwork in Batik

Buchi Emecheta

her books illuminated in batik by Marina Elphick

Buchi Emecheta was a Nigerian writer who emigrated to the UK in 1960 and whose prolific output would earn her success and reputation during her lifetime. 2,968 more words

Contemporary Batik

Writers Bleed

Vulnerability is a must. Privacy is difficult for a writer. We bleed into paper. Our blood is ink. You may not always connect the dots in books to the writers’ life, but you can draw perceptions, and definitely, chunks of their lives. 282 more words



From the youths,to the poor and the oppressed, Buchi speaks for all, by drawing samples from her own experience as a black, jobless, separated mum living in North England with five kids having numerous needs to cater to. 220 more words


The Joy of Being a Mother

Behind every well trained successful child is a mother. 95 more words



When my friend Chimee Adioha, told me about the tribute for Buchi Emecheta, I knew I was going to be there.  No two ways about it.   1,335 more words

African Literature