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.

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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