The Joys of Motherhood

Buchi Emecheta (Author) Stรฉphane Robolin (Introduction by)
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Description

First published in 1979, The Joys of Motherhood is the story of Nnu Ego, a Nigerian woman struggling in a patriarchal society. Unable to conceive in her first marriage, Nnu is banished to Lagos where she succeeds in becoming a mother. Then, against the backdrop of World War II, Nnu must fiercely protect herself and her children when she is abandoned by her husband and her people. Emecheta writes with subtlety, power, and abundant compassion (New York Times)."

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
George Braziller
Publish Date
August 07, 2013
Pages
230
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807616239
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About the Author

Born of Ibo parents in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta is widely known for her multilayered stories of black women struggling to maintain their identity and construct viable lives for themselves and their families. She writes, according to The New York Times, with "subtlety, power, and abundant compassion." Her numerous novels include The Slave Girl, The Family, Bride Price, and The Joys of Motherhood.

Stรฉphane Robolin's essays have been published in several journals including Research in African Literatures, Modern Fiction Studies, and Literature Compass. He is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University.