Google Celebrates Nigerian Buchi Emecheta’s 75th Birthday with Doodle

Google has remembered a Nigerian Novelist Buchi Emecheta in what should have been her 75th birthday if she was alive. The search engine king took time to create a powerful Doodle stating clearing her biography and the contributions of the woman in Nigeria and in the world a large.

Buchi Emecheta’s 75th Birthday

Should in case, you know familiar with this powerful Nigerian-Uk born Novelist, We have a short Biography of Buchi Emecheta compiled by

Emecheta was born with the full name Florence Onye Buchi Emecheta, in Yaba near Lagos, Nigeria on July 21, 1944. Her mother was Alice Ogbanje Okwuekwu Emecheta, and her father was Jeremy Nwabudike Emecheta, who worked as a moulder on the railways. Buchi dreamed of being a writer from an early age, influenced by an older aunt who told stories to the children after dinner. After her father was killed as a soldier in the British army in Burma, Buchi was sent to a Methodist Girls’ High School in Lagos.

In 1960, Emecheta married Sylvester Onwordi, a student to whom she had been engaged since the age of eleven. After bearing two children in Nigeria, Buchi followed her husband to London where he was a student. The young family struggled with poor living conditions to help finance Onwordi’s education. Emecheta worked as a library officer at the British Museum and bore three more children, and at the same time began writing. Sylvester was not supportive of Buchi’s efforts and was sometimes abusive. She separated from her husband in 1966 when he burned the manuscript to her first book, The Bride Price. According to Emecheta, “I was the typical African woman, I’d done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn’t read it. And later he burnt the book … and that was the day I said I’m going to leave this marriage and he said ‘what for, that stupid book’ and I said ‘I just feel you just burn my child’” (BBC website).


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