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Emecheta, Buchi

Overview
Works: 141 works in 804 publications in 12 languages and 12,896 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Interviews  Romance fiction  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PR9387.9.E36, 823
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The joys of motherhood : a novel by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

71 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is set primarily in Lagos, Nigeria, between the 1930s and 1960s. Nnu Ego, a hard-working, optimistic Ibo woman, remains fiercely determined to save her children from the devastation of war, the erosion of village life, and the breakdown of tradition
The bride price : a novel by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

108 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Ibo girl named Aku-nna flees an unwanted marriage to be with her true love, Chike, the son of a prosperous former slave. However, Aku-nna's uncle refuses the bride price from Chike's family, an action that frightens Aku-nna for it foreshadows her own death in childbirth
Second-class citizen by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

96 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Nigerian woman, seeking to make something of herself despite strict tribal domination of females, goes to London where she makes a life for herself and her children
The slave girl : a novel by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

63 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the fortunes of Ogbanje Ojebeta, a Nigerian woman who is sold into slavery in her own land after disease and tragedy leave her orphaned as a child. In her fellow slaves, she finds a surrogate family that clings together under the unbending rule of their master. As Ogbanje Ojebeta becomes a woman and discovers her need for home and family, and for freedom and identity, she realizes that she must ultimately choose her own destiny
The family by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwendolen Brillianton had a hard life in Jamaica where she was born into a poor family, deserted, and raped. She is glad to be summoned to London to care for siblings she has never met, but her troubles continue there. On her own she realizes that she must take control of her own life
Double yoke by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nko and Ete Kamba, an young undergraduate couple, struggle with the conflicting demands of tradition and modernity at a Nigerian university where Nko is pursuing her education despite her husband's disapproval. As their marriage suffers, Nko also must contend with immoral professors who try to take advantage of her
Kehinde by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problems of African expatriates in England. Albert and Kehinde Okolo have lived in London for 18 years. When Albert announces they are returning to Nigeria, Kehinde opposes him because Nigeria is a foreign country to their children. It is the start of a marriage crisis
Destination Biafra : a novel by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rape of Shavi by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set partly in an imaginary country by the edge of the African Sahara and partly in England, The Rape of Shavi creates a humorous, ultimately poignant portrait of a people confronted for the first time with the ways of the civilized world. King Patayon, ruler of Shavi, has more than his share of troubles already, when from out of the sky a group of "albino aliens" comes crashing down in an enormous "bird of fire." From then on Patayon is faced wtih the sort of problems that even the powerful goddesses of the lakes cannot solve. As the albinos and the Shavis are introduced to entirely new forms of language, custom, and exploitation, both are left to wonder just what exactly is "civilization"? -- back cover
The new tribe by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a baby girl is abandoned at birth, Reverend Arlington and his wife Ginny are only too happy to adopt her. The media cover this moving story, and a Nigerian woman living in England takes more than a passing interest in the Arlingtons. She decides that they would provide the right Christian home for her own baby, Chester. Shortly afterwards, Chester is delivered to social services with a letter explaining that the Arlingtons should be his new parents. So young Chester enters the vicarage of the sleepy seaside village of St. Simon. He is the only black child for miles around." "The New Tribe tells the story of Chester's long search for his true identity, and the challenges he faces as a black child in a white family."--Jacket
The wrestling match by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Okei, left an orphan after the Nigerian civil war, engages in a wrestling match to prove to his critical uncle and aunt that he is not as idle and worthless as they think
The moonlight bride by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Swedish and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Nigerian girls overhear some elders making secret preparations for a marriage
In the Ditch by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and French and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Our own freedom by Maggie Murray( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kvinder i Afrika set i 90 fotografier med kommentarer af en nigeriansk romanforfatter
Naira power by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowhere to play by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of London school children have difficulty finding a safe place to play during the summer vacation
And still I rise( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent black women comment on the history and experiences of the African slave woman in white European society. Focuses on the sexuality of black women as perceived by Western society, from the domesticity and servility of the slave era to the visual exploitation of stereotypes in modern media. Includes interviews with Caron Wheeler (singer), Buchi Emecheta (novelist), Stella Dadzie (writer) along with many others
Head above water by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch relaas van de emigratie van een Nigeriaanse schrijfster naar Engeland
A kind of marriage by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titch the cat by Buchi Emecheta( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family interaction when an extended black family in North London become involved in caring for a kitten
 
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The bride price : a novel
Alternative Names
Buchi Emecheta 1944-

Buchi Emecheta gwendolen

Buchi Emecheta nigerianische Schriftstellerin

Buchi Emecheta nigeriansk författare

Buchi Emecheta nigeriansk skribent

Buchi Emecheta Novelist

Buchi Emecheta scrittrice nigeriana

Emecheta, Florence Onyebuchi

에메체타, 부치 1944-

에메케타, 부치 1944-

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The bride price : a novelSecond-class citizenThe slave girl : a novelThe familyDouble yokeKehindeDestination Biafra : a novelThe rape of Shavi