The Joys of Motherhood

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George Braziller Incorporated, Sep 1, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
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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  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

This is a fine novel. I wouldn't be surprised if it popped up on a school syllabus at some point. It's just packed full of themes, especially feminism, and she's such a sensitive and subtle writer ... Read full review

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

great story. the title is very ironic as Nnu ego has almost no joy in life and certainly not from her children. a life of duty in which she allowed herself no fun or joy. duty is her one focus. the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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

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