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Buchi Emecheta: Nigerian literary icon passes away

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Nigerian iconic literary writer Buchi Emecheta, has died aged 72

 Buchi Emecheta: Nigerian author who championed girls dies aged 72

Buchi Emecheta: Nigerian author who championed girls dies aged 72

According to reports, Emecheta died in London yesterday, January 25 at the age of 72.

She was born on July 21, 1944 to the family of Alice Okwuekwuhe Emecheta and Jeremy Nwabudinke, both parents were from Ibusa, Delta state.

In her lifetime, she authored over 20 books including popular titles like Second-Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979).

Emecheta’s social theme in most of her books included child slavery, motherhood, female independence and freedom through education.

Consequently, she won considerable critical acclaim and honours, including an Order of the British Empire in 2005.

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