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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

​Of Buchi Emecheta and womankind

​Of Buchi Emecheta and womankind

By Margaret Olele |

How do we celebrate the death of an illustrious daughter in Africa?Sounds like the question you get from the people on the other side who believe that Africa is just one country in its primordial state, Tarzan-like existence, and endless gyrations of drums and female waists. 1,175 more words

Book Review #29 -The Joys Of Motherhood

I got this book late last year, and despite having heard a lot about the book, it wasn’t until the author, Buchi Emecheta died sometime last month that I finally got to read it. 295 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review - Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

Goodreads Synopsis:

A poignant story of a resourceful Nigerian woman who overcomes strict tribal domination of women and countless setbacks to achieve an independent life for herself and her children. 322 more words

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