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Chika Unigwe Gives a Breakdown of Buchi Emecheta’s Biography in a Twitter Thread



Buchi Emecheta is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated writers. She was the author of more than 15 books including The Joys of Motherhood, Second Class Citizen, The New Tribe, Head Above Water and others. Buchi Emecheta was born in Lagos in 1944 but later moved to the UK. In 2005, she was made an OBE, a Member of the British Order. She died in 2017.

In a Twitter thread, Chika Unigwe, author of On Black Sisters’ Street, writes about the inspiring journey of Buchi Emecheta from her life in Nigeria before moving to the UK. Chika’s rendition of Buchi’s life exposes how Buchi was a courageous woman with strong determination, even in the face of troubles and despair.

There’s much to learn from this. Enjoy!

Buchi Emecheta’s name will forever be remembered in African literature.


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