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Waveland Press, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 144 pages
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After living in London for several years with a prestigious banking job, Kehinde agrees to return to her native Nigeria with her husband and children, but must decide whether or not to stay when her husband takes a new wife and wants her to be the subservient wife.

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User Review  - froxgirl - LibraryThing

Another fine novel by Emecheta, who died in 2017. In this one, Kehinde and her husband Alby are homeowners in London, enjoying their middle class life, when Alby decides to return to Nigeria, where he ... Read full review

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User Review  - tututhefirst - LibraryThing

This short crisply written book packs a wallop. The main character Kehinde is a strong, educated but conflicted woman who is trying to reconcile the role of women in two cultures: the polygamous ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Buchi Emecheta was born in Lagos, Nigeria on July 21, 1944. She emigrated to London, England in 1960. She received a sociology degree at the University of London. She worked as a social worker for a number of years and contributed a column to the New Statesman about black British life. She wrote 20 novels during her lifetime including The Joys of Motherhood, The Rape of Shavi, Second Class Citizen, Into the Ditch, The Bride Price, and The New Tribe. Her first play, A Kind of Marriage, was screened on BBC TV in 1976 and was adapted into a novel in 1986. Her autobiography was entitled Head Above Water. In 2005, she was made an OBE for services to literature. She died on January 25, 2017 at the age of 72.

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