Rape of Shavi

ISBN-10: 0807611182
ISBN-13: 9780807611180
Edition: 1985
Authors: Buchi Emecheta
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Description: An allegorical tale, in which a collision between Westerners and tribalmembers imperils the stoic traditionalism of the Africans.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: George Braziller Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

An allegorical tale, in which a collision between Westerners and tribalmembers imperils the stoic traditionalism of the Africans.

Native Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta was born in 1944 near Lagos. She emigrated to London in 1960 where she pursued a career as a social worker and subsisted in the profession for several years. She began to write to fulfill her growing need to express herself artistically and to support her family financially. Her first two novels centered on life in London as a member of the working class. But her true strength as a novelist flourished as she explored her roots and focused upon the psychological impact of African women struggling with timeworn issues of male domination, economic exploitation, racism, and colonialism in Twentieth Century Africa. The Joys of Motherhood (1979) is considered by most as her best novel, exploring the life a woman consumed by demands imposed by society upon motherhood. Her novel The Rape of Shavi (1983) concerns the continued exploitation of Africa by European factions. Emecheta continues to live and write in London.

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