AFRICAN WRITERS’ SERIES
The Joys of Motherhood
Written by: Buchi Emecheta
Description: 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 the middle age. The Joys of Motherhood is a powerful commentary on polygamy, patriarchy and women’s changing roles in urban Nigeria.
Things fall Apart
Written by: Chinua Achebe
Description: Recognised as one of Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, Things Fall Apart is a novel which portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people’s lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo tradition society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy Okonkwo’s downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.
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