Thursday, January 26, 2017

Nigerian Literary Icon Buchi Emecheta Is Dead

Nigerian literary icon, Buchi Emecheta is dead. The novelist died in her home in London at the age of 72. She was one of Nigeria's veteran writers, an author of more than 20 books including 'The Joys of Motherhood', 'Second-Class Citizen', 'The Bride Price', 'The Slave Girl' and many others.

Buchi Emecheta received many literary awards during her lifetime. She was a woman who wrote about feminist struggle, but didn't describe herself as one.