The Joys of Motherhood: A Novel

Unable to conceive in her first marriage, Nnu is banished to Lagos where she succeeds in becoming a mother. A feminist literary classic by one of Africa’s greatest women writers, re-issued with a new introduction by Stéphane Robolin. Then, against the backdrop of world War II, Nnu must fiercely protect herself and her children when she is abandoned by her husband and her people.

Emecheta “writes with subtlety, power, and abundant compassion” New York Times. First published in 1979, the joys of Motherhood is the story of Nnu Ego, a Nigerian woman struggling in a patriarchal society.

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Christian missionaries attempt to outlaw the female circumcision ritual and in the process create a terrible rift between the two Kikuyu communities on either side of the river.


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Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780435909598. Throughout this novel, written from the workers' perspective, the community social tensions emerge, and increase as the strike lengthens. Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. The author's other novels include Xala and Black Docker.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! In 1947 the workers on the Dakar-Niger Railway came out on strike.


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Nervous Conditions

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. An extraordinarily well-crafted work, this book is a work of vision. Isbn13: 9780435909598. A modern classic in the african literary canon and voted in the Top Ten Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, this novel brings to the politics of decolonization theory the energy of women’s rights.

Through its deft negotiation of race, gender and cultural change, class, it dramatizes the ‘nervousness’ of the ‘postcolonial’ conditions that bedevil us still. In tambu and the women of her family, doing daily battle with our changing world with a mixture of tenacity, whether at home or displaced, we African women see ourselves, bewilderment and grace.

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So Long a Letter

Winner of the prestigious Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. Angered by the traditions that allow polygyny, they inhabit a social milieu dominated by attitudes and values that deny them status equal to men. Ramatoulaye hopes for a world where the best of old customs and new freedom can be combined. Tracking provided on most orders.

This semi-autobiographical account is a perceptive testimony to the plight of educated and articulate Muslim women. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Addressed to a lifelong friend, Aissatou, it is a record of Ramatoulaye's emotional struggle for survival after her husband betrayed their marriage by taking a second wife.

Moore, the poor christ of bomba isbn 9781577664185; emecheta, Kehinde ISBN 9781577664192; Equiano ed. Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Written by award-winning african novelist mariama Ba and translated from the original French, So Long a Letter has been recognized as one of Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century.

. Edwards, in the fog of the seasons' end isbn 9781478600251; marechera, equiano's travels isbn 9781577664871; La Guma, The House of Hunger ISBN 9781478604730; and Oyono trans. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Considered a classic of contemporary african women's literature, So Long a Letter is a must-read for anyone interested in African literature and the passage from colonialism to modernism in a Muslim country.




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The Bride Price

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! First published in 1976, this great literary classic follows a young Nigerian woman who rejects the patriarchal traditions of her culture to find love and happiness in the western world. Marie linton umeh, author of Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta Africa World Press.

With pure honesty and subtle protest, Buchi Emecheta chronicles the unfair pressure and ultimate demise that women often suffer in Nigerian lore. The bride price is the poignant love story of Aku-nna, Chike, a young Igbo woman, and her teacher, the son of a prosperous former slave. Frustrated and abandoned by their people, Aku-naa and Chike escape to a modern world unlike any they've ever experienced.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Aku-nna flees an unwanted and forced marriage to join Chike, only to have her uncle refuse the required bride price from her lover's family. Tracking provided on most orders. Despite their joy, according to tribal lore, Aku-nna is plagued by the fear the she will die in childbirth--the fate, awaiting every young mother whose bride price is left unpaid.

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Second Class Citizen

The classic tale of a Nigerian woman who overcomes strict tribal domination only to encounter the hardships of immigration. Tracking provided on most orders. Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. Seeking an independent life for herself and her children she encounters racism and hard truths about being a new citizen.

Second class citizen pales a lot of academic feminist writing into insignificance. The guardian“emecheta’s prose has a shimmer of originality, of English being reinvented. Issues of survival lie inherent in her material and give her tales weight. John updike  isbn13: 9780435909598. Used book in Good Condition.

Available again. In the late 1960’s, adah, a spirited and resourceful woman manages to move her family to London. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Used book in Good Condition.


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Weep Not, Child Penguin African Writers Series

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Isbn13: 9780435909598. Used book in Good Condition. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

Used book in Good Condition. Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. The nobel prize–nominated kenyan writer’s powerful first novelTwo brothers, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, Njoroge and Kamau, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter.

Condition: New. But this is kenya, the mau mau is waging war against the white government, and the times are against them: In the forests, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. Used book in Good Condition. For the practical kamau, but for Njoroge the scholar, the choice is simple, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up.

The first east african novel published in english, child is a moving book about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women,  Weep Not, and on one family in particular. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.


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Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. As we learn of the villagers' tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Used book in Good Condition. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

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When she falls in love with a married man—wealthy, and able to arrange a polygamous marriage—the modern woman finds herself trapped in a new set of problems. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Esi decides to divorce after enduring yet another morning's marital rape. Used book in Good Condition. Though her friends and family remain baffled by her decision after all, he doesn't beat her!, Esi holds fast. Witty and compelling, Aidoo's novel, "inaugurates a new realist style in African literature. Isbn13: 9780435909598.

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Gardner’s Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book E with CourseMate Printed Access Card

Used book in Good Condition. The unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Gardner's art through the ages: backpack edition, volume e: western art since 1800, is part of a six-book set that provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully-illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions! Easy to read and understand, 14E, providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, the fourteenth edition of the most widely-read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, and incorporating new artists and art forms -- all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! A complete online environment, including all images and an eBook, is also available. Used book in Good Condition. Tracking provided on most orders. A new timeline within each chapter, along with "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, will help you review for exams.

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