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Celebrating Buchi Emecheta in London a year after – Akiche Ezeigbo, The Guardian

  On Saturday, February 3, 2018, there was an all-day celebration of the life and work of the renowned British-Nigerian writer, Buchi Emecheta, who passed away in January 2017. It was a gathering of writers, critics, artists, publishers, literature enthusiasts and culture activists from all over the world, including London and other parts of the […]

Marina Elphick – Buchi Emecheta’s former cover designer

I had the pleasure this week to meet with the artist Marina Elphick, who in the 1980s’ designed the cover images for the Fontana-Collins series of Buchi Emecheta’s books. As you can see from this particular image, produced for Head Above Water, Marina Elphick’s work is characterised by its vibrancy of colour and richness of […]


It is exactly one year ago today that Buchi Emecheta died in the Highgate nursing home where, because of her illness,  she passed the last years of her life. While this is a sad memory, her life and work will be celebrated at an all-day event being held in her honour at the Brunei Gallery, […]

New Buchi Emecheta titles due for publication on February 3rd 2018

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 […]