The Bride Price

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George Braziller Incorporated, Aug 1, 2011 - Fiction - 168 pages
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A Nigerian girl is allowed to finish her education because a diploma will enhance her bride price, but she then rebels against traditional marriage customs.

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User Review  - Yvette - Goodreads

The Bride Price demonstrates how a young girl found love regardless of cultural obstacles. She loved until death. This story gives an interesting insight of the Nigerian cultural Read full review

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User Review  - Emi Bevacqua - Goodreads

13 year-old Aku-nna and her little brother Nna-nndo live in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. While their mother Ma Blackie is away at the village Ibuza undergoing a ritual fertility treatment, their father ... Read full review

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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