The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta
A Novel

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A Nigerian girl is allowed to finish her education because a diploma will enhance her bride price, but she then rebels against traditional marriage customs.

 

About Buchi Emecheta

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Born of Ibo parents in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta is widely known for her multilayered stories of black women struggling to maintain their identity and construct viable lives for themselves and their families. She writes, according to The New York Times, with "subtlety, power, and abundant compassion." Her numerous novels include The Slave Girl, The Family, Bride Price, and The Joys of Motherhood.
 
Published August 1, 2011 by George Braziller Inc.. 168 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Fiction

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An artless story about a young Nigerian girl who has to leave Lagos and go back to her mother's family village after her father dies.

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