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The Bride Price - by Buchi Emecheta (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 168

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Paperback

Publisher: George Braziller

Age Range: Adult

Author: Buchi Emecheta

Language: English

TCIN: 79267729
UPC: 9780807616284
Item Number (DPCI): 247-22-3565

Description

The Bride Price is the poignant love story of Aku-nna, a young Igbo woman, and her teacher, Chike, the son of a prosperous former slave. As their tribe begins to welcome western education and culture, these two are drawn together despite the traditions that forbid them to marry. Aku-nna flees an unwanted and forced marriage to join Chike, only to have her uncle refuse the required bride price from her lover's family. Frustrated and abandoned by their people, Aku-naa and Chike escape to a modern world unlike any they've ever experienced. Despite their joy, Aku-nna is plagued by the fear the she will die in childbirth--the fate, according to tribal lore, awaiting every young mother whose bride price is left unpaid.

This second edition includes a new introduction by Dr. Marie Linton Umeh, author of Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta (Africa World Press).

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