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Omenala Press at ALA Conference in Washington May 21 -25

Sylvester Onwordi, the founder of Omenala Press, will be giving two presentations at this year’s African Literature Association Conference on Buchi Emecheta and Black Women in Publishing. It is not generally known that Buchi Emecheta the British-Nigerian novelist, as well as being a pioneer of black female literature, was also a publisher.   In 1986 she […]

THE BRILLIANCE OF BUCHI IN 5 BOOKS

By Suzanne Ushie The Daily DoseAPR 25 2018 Buchi Emecheta, the Nigerian-born British novelist who died in 2017, wrote indelible books that continue to inspire people around the world. Her writing had a great influence on me as a young writer, growing up in Nigeria. Here, at last, were realistic stories of female independence by […]

From “Willing Hands” to “Rivers of Blood”

“There were strikes, there was unemployment and the usual balance of payments deficit. But Enoch Powell implied that most of these troubles were caused by blacks. They all should be sent home, he cried, forgetting that only a few years back he had welcomed the black nurses from the West Indies with near hysterical enthusiasm. […]