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ISBN:
0435909851
Author:
Buchi Emecheta
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Words Language & Grammar
Language:
English
Publisher:
Heinemann; Heavy shelfwear edition (February 22, 1994)
Pages:
160 pages
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African Writers Series (AWS) is a series of books by African writers that has been published by Heinemann since 1962. The series has ensured an international voice to major African writers-including Chinua Achebe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Steve Biko,.

African Writers Series (AWS) is a series of books by African writers that has been published by Heinemann since 1962. The series has ensured an international voice to major African writers-including Chinua Achebe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Steve Biko, Ama Ata Aidoo, Nadine Gordimer, Buchi Emecheta, and Okot p'Bitek. The emphasis is on Anglophone Africa, although a number of volumes were translated into English from French, Portuguese, Zulu, Swahili, Acholi, Sesotho, Afrikaans, Luganda and Arabic.

Florence Onyebuchi "Buchi" Emecheta OBE (21 July 1944 – 25 January 2017) was a Nigerian-born novelist, based in the UK from 1962, who also wrote plays and an autobiography, as well as works for children

Florence Onyebuchi "Buchi" Emecheta OBE (21 July 1944 – 25 January 2017) was a Nigerian-born novelist, based in the UK from 1962, who also wrote plays and an autobiography, as well as works for children. She was the author of more than 20 books, including Second Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979).

Kehinde (African Writers Series) Heinemann, 1994. Personal Information. Second-Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979).

African Writers Series is a series of books by African writers that has been published by Heinemann since 1962.

The African Writers Series is suitable for anyone studying African Literature from the . Buchi Emecheta Nigeria.

The African Writers Series is suitable for anyone studying African Literature from the age of 14 and upwards.

From Kehinde (african Writers Series). Kehinde by Buchi Emecheta. At long last, Kehinde moved to England to live the life of her dreams with her husband Albert. A series of fifty black-and-white photographs, complemented by interviews with the subjects, explores the role of the church hat as a reflection of both personal style and a cherished African American tradition. Brown Sugar & Spice Book Service - African-American & Multicultural Books - true-to-life stories, for children & adults - a collection to treasure!

Kehinde (Heinemann, African Writers Series, 1994). Anthony, Barthelemy, "Western Time, African Lives: Time in the Novels of Buchi Emecheta", Callaloo, Vol. 12, Issue 3 (1989), pp. 559–74.

Kehinde (Heinemann, African Writers Series, 1994). The New Tribe (Heinemann, African Writers Series, 1999). Head Above Water (London: Fontana, 1986). Bruner, Charlotte, and David Bruner. Buchi Emecheta and Maryse Condé: Contemporary Writing from Africa and the Caribbean". World Literature Today, 59 (1985), pp. 9–13.

Buchi Emecheta’s works deal primarily with portrayals of African women. The main characters of her novels show what it means to be a woman and a mother in Nigerian society. Kehinde (Heinemann, African Writers Series, 1994). Emecheta looks at how sexuality and the ability to bear children can sometimes be the terms only used to define femininity and womanhood. Western Time, African Lives : Time in the Novels of Buchi Emecheta. Callaloo 1. (1989) :559-574.

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Kehinde is a Nigerian woman, unsure of herself, not quite certain she has the right to be happy. With her husband, Albert, she has made a home in London, and has a promising career when Albert decides they should return to Nigeria. Kehinde is loath to do so, and joins him later, reluctantly, only to discover that he has taken a second, younger wife. Her years in England have left Kehinde unwilling and unprepared to reembrace Nigerian social mores; and unable to accept the situation, she returns to London.

  • JoJoshura
The book conveys a high sense of African literature without any comprise with mediocrity or laxity. The author penned a literary work that should be read by all the people interested in African literature.
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  • Doath
Great read!! I loved this book. Rich with history and all that makes for a good novel. Passed it on to my daughter who is enjoying it as we'll.
  • Thoginn
In this novel of culture clash and the burden of tradition perpetuated on and by women, Kehinde and her husband Albert are poised to return to Nigeria from London, their home for 16 years. Reluctant to leave her job and relinquish the independence she has come to treasure, Kehinde convinces herself she will respected at home as a "been there" woman.

But, she discovers, in Nigeria she is only a woman, and a discarded wife at that. Her husband has taken a second wife, an educated professional who has given him a son and shows him the respect he feels is his due.

This slim, deceptively simple novel is rich in complexity. Emecheta effectively portrays the smothering feel of the extended family for Kehinde while showing how the second wife, unspoiled by Western culture, borrows strength and power from it when she is weak. Kehinde's strength must come from inside herself and, in Nigeria, that will never be possible.

Emecheta, a British immigrant with numerous novels to her credit, celebrates personal fulfillment, with a distinctly feminist cast.
  • Arthunter
Buchi Emecheta's novel captures attention from the very first page and it is most likely that any reader of post-colonial fiction will see the last page in just one go. Apart from Emecheta's mastery in reflecting the experiences of a Nigerian woman living in London in the 1960s and 1970s, what appeals to the reader is the delicate sense of what Homi Bhabha calls "hybridity" that is professionally placed within the texture of the narrative. The Nigerian and the English worlds come together in the novel. For my part, I believe that "Kehinde" can well be read as a novel reflecting the cross-cultural adaptation of a Nigerian woman, who can no longer accept the values and the traditional social structures of her country of origin. Neither does she readily assimilate into the English culture. Rather she reconciles the two cultures. This is the story of how a bicultural identity is formed. Once Kehinde tastes freedom, then she can't be expected to accept marital slavery again. This is what her new identity requires and she finds spiritual balance and reconciliation in following the urges of her new bicultural self.
  • Rigiot
I just finished reading this book and I seriously liked it. It is Buchi Emecheta's third novel I am reading so far, and I am so sure I am going to read more of her books and I hope to get to read all of them. She is so talented, I love her writings, she is a 5 stars writer, one of the best (if not the best) African writer and story teller of all times. I have officially proclaimed myself her fan. I have read The Joys of Motherhood, 1979, by Buchi Emecheta ***** and Second-Class Citizen, 1974, Buchi Emecheta *****, I loved and enjoyed them thoroughly they are all 5 Stars book. Please visit [...] to read more
Author Buchi Emecheta takes the reader deep into lives of
a Nigerian couple during the late 1970's. Touching on the trials
of marriage , friendship and various facets of Nigerian culture.
Told in an unforgettably visceral fashion. Beginning first in
London , and later moving to the couple's homeland of Nigeria.
It's a spiritual journey to Africa. No plane necessary.