The Bride Price: A Novel

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George Braziller Incorporated, Aug 1, 2011 - Fiction - 168 pages
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A young Ibo girl named Aku-nna flees an unwanted marriage to be with her true love, Chike, the son of a prosperous former slave. However, Aku-nna's uncle refuses the bride price from Chike's family, an action that frightens Aku-nna for it foreshadows her own death in childbirth.

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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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