Literary Icon, Buchi Emecheta Dies At 72

Joys Of MotherhoodI’m still in shock. I don’t even have the words to compose a befitting ode to this literary icon, who was famous for her novel, Joys of motherhood.

She was also the author of Second-Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976) and The Slave Girl (1977) among others was born on 21 July 1944, in Lagos, Nigeria, toWestern Igbo parents, Alice (Okwuekwuhe) Emecheta and Jeremy Nwabudinke. Both of her parents hailed from Ibuzo, Delta State, Nigeria.

Other literary heavyweights poured out their hearts on Facebook. Here are some screenshots.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chika Unigwe Author of On Black Sisters’ Street wrote

Buchi Emecheta Unigwe

And Bestselling Author, Yvonne Chioma Mbanefo wrote:

Yvonne Chioma MbanefoI really did look forward to meeting Buchi Emecheta in person. It’s probably one dream that may never come true.

Rest in peace , Buchi. You’ll be sorely missed.

One thought on “Literary Icon, Buchi Emecheta Dies At 72

  • Jan 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Really sad but as the saying goes, all good things come to an end. She ignited my passion for writing after I read joys of motherhood. Do rest in peace.


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