Nigerian Novelist, Buchi Emecheta Dies at 72

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Nigerian novelist, Buchi Emecheta, passed away on Wednesday, 25th day of January 2016 at the age of 72 in London.

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

Emecheta authored over 20 books in her lifetime, notable among which are, Second-Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979).

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