According to reports, Emecheta died in London yesterday, January 25 at the age of 72.

She was born on July 21, 1944 to the family of Alice Okwuekwuhe Emecheta and Jeremy Nwabudinke, both parents were from Ibusa, Delta state.

In her lifetime, she authored over 20 books including popular titles like Second-Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979).

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Emecheta’s social theme in most of her books included child slavery, motherhood, female independence and freedom through education.

Consequently, she won considerable critical acclaim and honours, including an Order of the British Empire in 2005.

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  1. Your works live on I so much like your books especially Efuru, I read it almost everyday. Rip Buchi Emecheta

  2. To live in the hearts of those who love you is not to die, You are living in our hearts, Rip Buchi Emecheta

  3. You are being known to have done something good. Eenthough u r dead, u r still alive through ur name and ur works…. RIP Mrs Buchi

  4. Though she is dead. But her Novels will make us remember her. Nice Lady. May her soul rest in peace,Amen

  5. R.i.p Mrs Buchi…… We will keep on remembering u whenever we pick ur book#THEJOYSOFMOTHERHOOD to read..#nnuego#nnaife#ona#oshia#agbadi

  6. Rest in peace ma, the run your race and loved a fulfilled live, i can never forget your boon especially THE JOY OF MOTHERHOOD. Rest on my noble Laurette.