"Her graphically detailed pictures of tribal life make the novel memorable."―Chicago TribuneThe Slave Girl follows the fortunes of Ogbanje Ojebeta, a Nigerian woman who is sold into slavery in her own land after disease and tragedy leave her orphaned as a child. In her fellow slaves, she finds a surrogate family that clings together under the unbending will of their master. As Ogbanje Ojebeta becomes a woman and discovers her need for home and family, and for freedom and identity, she realizes that she must ultimately choose her own destiny.
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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.Review:
“Buchi Emecheta writes with a storyteller's flare. Her prose is vivid and simple as a stone carving.”
- Houston Chronicle
“Miss Emecheta's prose has a shimmer of originality, of English being reinvented....Issues of survival lie inherent in her material and give her tales weight.”
- John Updike, The New Yorker
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Book Description Allison & Busby, 1977. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96032208
Book Description London: Allison & Busby, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition. A novel of childhood disrupted by the Nigerian writer, set around the legendary Onitsha market. Very good indeed in similar dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 2100502
Book Description ALLISON & BUSBY 1977, 1977. 1st edition hardback with dustwrapper very good / very good paper tanning slightly, attractive dustwrapper, not price clipped, no inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 036217