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Buchi Emecheta is a Nigerian novelist, who works include: In the Ditch (1972, her first), Second Class Citizen, The Bride Price, The Slave Girl (Jock Campbell Award), The Joys of Motherhood, Destination Biafra, Naira Power, Double Yoke, Gwendolen, The Rape of Shavi, and Kehinde. Her play A Kind of Marriage was shown on BBC television. Her autobiography is called "Head Above Water" (1986).
She was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She won a scholarship to the Methodist Girls School when she was ten years old. At 17 she was married with a child. Her husband went to London to study and she went with him. At the age of 22 she left her husband and took a degree in sociology, whilst supporting her five children and writing.
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