The Joys of Motherhood

Some of the things that make inspirational women inspirational include overcoming hardships and succeeding despite nearly impossible odds.

Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta OBE was engaged to be married by age 11 and a child bride with a child of her own by the time she was 17, she left Nigeria and her native Igbo culture to follow her husband to England. There, after having four more children within five years, she left her husband, choosing the difficult life of a single mother. Besides graduating and working full time, she went on to become the author of more than 20 books, winning critical acclaim in the form of the Order of the British Empire in 2005. After having achieved success as an author, she became a lecturer and visiting professor at several universities in the United States, including Rutgers University.

This is one of her most popular books, “The Joys of Motherhood” originally published in 1979. The 2nd edition of this work of literary fiction was published in 2013. The book explores the value multi-culture places on motherhood as compared to the value it places on women as individuals.

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