The Joys of Motherhood
Title: The Joys of Motherhood
Author: Buchi Emecheta
The immense cultural changes in Nigerian life from the 1930s-1960s are portrayed through the experiences of Nnu Ego, an Ibo woman whose identity is bound up in providing for her children, but whose children choose a more modern lifethan she is prepared for.
“A rich, multilayered work of fiction, full of drama and written with deceptive simplicity.”—EssenceNnu Ego, a hard-working, optimistic Ibo woman, remains fiercely determined to save her children from the devastation of war, the erosion of village life, and the breakdown of tradition.