The joys of motherhood a novel by Buchi Emecheta,

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Published by G. Braziller in New York .

Written in English

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  • Nigeria

Subjects:

  • Motherhood -- Nigeria -- Fiction,
  • Nigeria -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Buchi Emecheta.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.E525 Jo 1979, PR9387.9.E36 Jo 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination224 p. ;
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4735321M
ISBN 100807609145, 0807609501
LC Control Number78024640

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The Joys of Motherhood tells the moving story of Nnu Ego, a West African Woman devoted to her children, giving them all her life – with the result that she finds herself friendless and alone in middle age.

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Published by Heinemann in and set in colonial Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta’s Joys of Motherhood is a satirical look at the supposed thrills of motherhood.

Her focus is an Ibo woman, Nnu Ego who through endless pregnancies, toil and degradation and a Nigeria in transition, struggles with a motherhood role defined for her by tradition, patriarchy and superstition. The book The Joys of Motherhood is a fictional story about a woman's journey to conform to the role of motherhood set by the standards of the Ibo tribe.

This woman, Nnu Ego, must overcome economic and social hurdles in her attempt to succeed at being a mother, however she is unable to achieve this goal. Woman’s position as a mother 38 3.

THE JOYS OF BECOMING A WOMAN: MOTHERHOOD MEETS WOMANHOOD 44 Marriage and family ties 48 The importance of children and their sex 51 The value of a mother 53 4. THE IRONY OF JOYS OF MOTHERHOOD 56 5. CONCLUSION 62 BIBLIOGRAPHY The Joys of Motherhood, aims at rewriting an integral part of history which has been dismissed.

Indeed, Emecheta seeks to speak for Ibuza women being multiply marginalized and oppressed by a colonial and indigenous patriarchal society. Mohanty () stresses that it is necessary for Third.

She was the author of more than 20 books, including Second Class Citizen (), The Bride Price (), The Slave Girl () and The Joys of Motherhood (). Most of her early novels were published by the London-based company Allison and Busby, where her editor was Margaret : Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta, 21 July.

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Publication date Topics Motherhood -- Nigeria -- Fiction, Nigeria -- Fiction Publisher Heinemann CollectionPages: This book speaks about Ibo community of women, their joys and sadness of motherhood, and the experiences they face in marriage and life.

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