Nigeria – author Buchi Emecheta dies at 72

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Renowned Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta, 72, is dead.

According to reports, Emecheta died yesterday in London.

The celebrated writer has published over  20 books, including Second-Class Citizen, The Bride Price , The Slave Girl and The Joys of Motherhood.

Emecheta once described her stories as “stories of the world…[where]… women face the universal problems of poverty and oppression, and the longer they stay, no matter where they have come from originally, the more the problems become identical.”

BBC

Nigerian literary icon Buchi Emecheta has died

The novelist died in her home in London at the age of 72. She was one of Nigeria’s veteran writers, an author of more than 20 books including ‘The Joys of Motherhood’, ‘Second-Class Citizen’, ‘The Bride Price’, ‘The Slave Girl’ and many others. Buchi Emecheta has received many literary awards. She was a woman who wrote about feminist struggle, but didn’t describe herself as one. Dr Nnedi Okorafor says Mrs Emecheta was the reason she started writing.

(Picture: Buchi Emecheta; Credit: BBC)

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