The Joys of Motherhood

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George Braziller Incorporated, Sep 1, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
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"A rich, multilayered work of fiction, full of drama and written with deceptive simplicity."--Essence Nnu 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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User Review  - Cheryl Goveia - Goodreads

The writing style was initially off putting...very slow and primitive, but the content was unmistakably heart wrenching. The slow pulling apart of tradition and change is inhuman and reflects horrors ... Read full review

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The story is a very African story, and at times I found it a little boring honestly. Nnu Egu's life just goes from misery to more misery, and it gets tiring. But I loved the theme, I thought it was very universal... that motherhood is sacrifice. And at the end, is it all worth it? 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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