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New Buchi Emecheta titles due for publication in two weeks

The new editions of Buchi Emecheta’s titles are due to be launched on February 3rd. The official launching ceremony will take place at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, as part of the Celebrating Buchi Emecheta day hosted by Omenala Press and the Buchi Emecheta Foundation. At the event Buchi Emecheta’s son, Sylvester Onwordi,  will be there […]

Buchi Emecheta featured at the Legacies of Biafra Exhibition in London

The Legacies of Biafra exhibition was formally opened at the Brunei gallery, SOAS on Wednesday January 11th.  The exhibition which will run until 24 March 2018, focuses on Nigerian artists’ creative responses to the civil conflict of 1967-1970, which is believed to have been responsible for the death of at least 2 million people. The exhibition, […]

Nnu Ego – Buchi Emecheta in Brazil

A Brazilian translation of Buchi Emecheta’s most popular novel The Joys of Motherhood has just been published in hardback by the Brazilian publisher, Dublinense Ltda. Buchi Emecheta has a loyal following in Brazil with its African-European heritage.  Her books have already appeared in the Portuguese language, but this publication represents the first time Buchi Emecheta’s […]

New Daughters of Africa

AN INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF 20TH- AND 21ST-CENTURY WRITING BY WOMEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT Margaret Busby   This major new international anthology brings together the work of over 200 women writers of African descent, charts a contemporary literary canon from 1900 and captures their continuing literary contribution as never before. A magnificent follow-up to Margaret Busby’s original […]

#WhyBuchi Emecheta Competition

Afrikult  – the SOAS based promoters of African Literature – have organised a #WhyBuchi Emecheta Competition. Simply write in 100 words why Buchi Emecheta and her work are important to you. The winner will receive a copy of one of the brand-new editions of Kehinde, The Rape of Shavi or Head Above Water. The competition […]