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Buchi Emecheta
July 21, 1944 -
Nationality: Nigerian
Category: Novelist

I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger.


A hungry man is an angry one.


The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. 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.


I believe it is important to speak to your readers in person... to enable people to have a whole picture of me; I have to both write and speak. I view my role as writer and also as oral communicator.


Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us.


In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.


I work toward the liberation of women, but I'm not feminist. I'm just a woman.


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