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Emecheta, Buchi

Overview
Works: 166 works in 729 publications in 4 languages and 13,982 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Love stories  Interviews  Domestic fiction, English  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals 
Roles: Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR9387.9.E36, 823
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The joys of motherhood : a novel by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
58 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The bride price : a novel by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
77 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,539 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 )
71 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,347 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 )
46 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 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
Double yoke by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
35 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set on the campus of a Nigerian university, Double Yoke tells the story of Nko and Ete Kamba, a young undergraduate couple that must confront the conflicting demands of tradition and modernity. Nko pursues an education despite the resistance and rigid attitudes of those, like her husband, who feel that a woman's identity is defined through marriage. Her desire for an education severely tests her husband's love for her, and they both struggle with choices that are neither clear-cut nor perfect. Nko must further contend with unscrupulous professors who attempt to take advantage of her tenuous role as a woman in a male-dominated environment. In Double Yoke, Emecheta candidly portrays the status of women in emerging African nations and captures the urgency and complexity of the dilemmas they face." -- Back cover
Kehinde by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
22 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 720 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
In the Ditch by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
38 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The family by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Destination Biafra : a novel by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rape of Shavi by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 528 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 )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 378 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."--BOOK JACKET
Gwendolen by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moonlight bride by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Nigerian girls overhear some elders making secret preparations for a marriage
The wrestling match by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 258 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
Our own freedom by Maggie Murray ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Adah's story : a novel by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naira power by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nowhere to play by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of London school children have difficulty finding a safe place to play during the summer vacation
A kind of marriage by Buchi Emecheta ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And still I rise ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 47 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
 
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Alternative Names
Buchi Emecheta 1944-
Languages
English (513)
Spanish (5)
German (4)
Italian (3)
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