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The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta

The Bride Price (1976)

by Buchi Emecheta

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This book will break your heart. A young girl forced to get married by a greedy relative, a sneak peek into Nigerian Igbo culture.
1 vote MyneWhitman | Jun 29, 2010 |
I recently started to reread Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and a friend gave me her copy of Buchi Emecheta's The Bride Price and both books are in my bag at the moment. I can heartily recommend them both if you haven't read them.
1 vote booksofcolor | Aug 1, 2009 |
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A Nigerian girl is allowed to finish her education because a diploma will enhance her bride price, but she then rebels against traditional marriage customs.

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The love story of Aku-nna, a young Ibo girl, and Chike, the son of a prosperous former slave.

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