In 'Kehinde‘, Emecheta used brutal ‘documentary-style’ realism to showcase the plights of women in patriarchal societies, and often, the question that lay beneath was, what would our world be if women were freed from toxic gender roles? Read more.
Having been brought up in a culture of storytelling, Buchi Emecheta would have been aware, from a young age, of ways in which her local tradition marginalized women and reinforced male supremacy. Read more.
Author of 'On Black Sister’s Street' and ‘Head Above Water: Scanning Buchi Emecheta’s Oeuvre’, Chika Unigwe, believes it is important for an author to know as much as possible about the characters they are writing about. Read our interview.
Many Nigerians grow up without a true appreciation of the roles women played in traditional Igbo society. Was British colonialism responsible for women's roles changing and did it cause the Aba Women's War of 1929? Read more.