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Google Celebrates Late Mrs. Buchi Emecheta

Late Mrs. Buchi Emecheta who was a Nigerian-born novelist but was based in the UK was celebrated by Google today.

Emecheta may be dead but she will never be forgotten even as her works still remains on our memory.

On what would have been her 75th birthday, Google is commemorating the life of the great Nigerian novelist as she is described as an icon and a great writer and thinker.

She however died in London, England on the 25th of January 2017 at the age of 72, was the author of 20 novels. She also published children’s books, autobiographies, and plays.

Her stories often drew from her life, and they dealt with themes of discrimination against women, and their quest for equality.

Her 1979 novel The Joys of Motherhood continues to be read in secondary schools across Nigeria.

Buchi Emecheta was born in 1944 and married in 1960, at the age of 16. She moved to the UK and had five children with her husband Sylvester Onwordi, whom she left at 22.

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