The Joys of Motherhood: A Novel
The Joys of Motherhood: A Novel

The Joys of Motherhood: A Novel

  • Publish Date: 2013-08-07
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Buchi Emecheta
Regular price $47.16 Sale price $27.37

A feminist literary classic by one of Africas greatest women writers, re-issued with a new introduction by StphaneRobolin.

First published in 1979, The Joys of Motherhood is the story of Nnu Ego, a Nigerian woman struggling in a patriarchal society. Unable to conceive in her first marriage, Nnu is banished to Lagos where she succeeds in becoming a mother. Then, against the backdrop of World War II, Nnu must fiercely protect herself and her children when she is abandoned by her husband and her people. Emecheta writes with subtlety, power, and abundant compassion (New York Times).

Customer Reviews