Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1944-2017) Nigerian-born author, in the UK from 1962, author of a number of semi-autobiographical, feminist novels which vividly describe the lives of African women in the industrial UK during the years of its decline. The Rape of Shavi (1983), set in the Near Future, describes the effect upon the African country of Shavi when a horde of refugees from a European nuclear Holocaust descends like locusts. Kehinde (1994) is a fantasy whose protagonist communes with the spirit of a stillborn twin. [JC]
Florence Onye Buchi Emecheta
born Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria: 21 July 1944
died London: 25 January 2017
- The Rape of Shavi (London: Ogwugwu Afor, 1983) [hb/]
- Kehinde (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Heinemann, 1994) [pb/]
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