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Buchi Emecheta was born in Lagos, Nigeria on July 21, 1944. She emigrated to London, England in 1960. She received a sociology degree at the University of London. She worked as a social worker for a number of years and contributed a column to the New Statesman about black British life. She wrote 20 novels during her lifetime including The Joys of Motherhood, The Rape of Shavi, Second Class Citizen, Into the Ditch, The Bride Price, and The New Tribe. Her first play, A Kind of Marriage, was screened on BBC TV in 1976 and was adapted into a novel in 1986. Her autobiography was entitled Head Above Water. In 2005, she was made an OBE for services to literature. She died on January 25, 2017 at the age of 72. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Joys of Motherhood 753 copies, 18 reviews
Second Class Citizen 360 copies, 7 reviews
The Bride Price 241 copies, 6 reviews
The Slave Girl 143 copies, 3 reviews
Kehinde 101 copies, 4 reviews
Double Yoke 75 copies, 1 review
The Family 74 copies
In the Ditch 61 copies, 1 review
Head Above Water 59 copies, 2 reviews
Destination Biafra 37 copies, 1 review
The Moonlight Bride 32 copies, 2 reviews
The Wrestling Match 27 copies, 2 reviews
The New Tribe 18 copies
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