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The Joys of Motherhood
The Joys of Motherhood
Author: Buchi Emecheta
ISBN-13: 9780807609507
ISBN-10: 0807609501
Publication Date: 3/1980
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: George Braziller
Book Type: Paperback
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The Joys of Motherhood is the searing story of Nnu Ego, a strong, optimistic Nigerian woman and mother, who struglles with the many dramatic changes in her life. We see her place all her hopes and dreams in her many children, thus beginning a poignant journey in her soul; which takes her through seemingly glorious hope, yet leaves her with crushing disillusionment. It is also the story of Nigeria- a country destabilized by colonialism, WOrld War II, and the overall encroachment of the modern WEstern world on the traditional African one.
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An ironic tale of a woman who lives and dies believing that bearing sons will be her sole happiness and that doing so will make her a woman.