The Joys of Motherhood (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 1, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
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"A rich, multilayered work of fiction, full of drama and written with deceptive simplicity."-EssenceNnu Ego, a hard-working, optimistic Ibo woman, remains fiercely determined to save her children from the devastation of war, the erosion of village life, and the breakdown of tradition.

  

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Buchi Emecheta is a very expressive writer. - Goodreads
Disappointing ending. - Goodreads
Great character development!! - Goodreads
Truly an apt selection for me. - Goodreads
Kind of a stock writing style. - Goodreads
Buchi Emecheta is a wonderful wonderful writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta unfolds the story of Nnu Ego, a woman struggling with the shackles of patriarchy, the expectations of womanhood, and survival in the changing yet unchanging ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nea - Goodreads

There's so much that I loved about this book. I learned a lot about Ibo culture in 1930s/40s Nigeria- the customs, expectations, roles, family structure, challenges and the ways some families ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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.

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