The Travail Of Barren Woman In African Society. A Study Of Adebayo Abayomi’s and Buchi Emecheta

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The Travail Of A Barren Woman In African Society. A Study Of Adebayo Abayomi’s Stay With Me And The Joys Of Motherhood By Buchi Emecheta

CHAPTER ONE/INTRODUCTION

This work examines the experiences of African women who are faced with infertility problems after marriage and the derogatory attitudes mated to them by their husbands, mother in-laws, sister in-laws and other relatives who might be related to the husband in one way or the other. This case which is considered very unique to Africans and highly noted in Nigeria is quite different in the Western Countries where some people from there on their own might consider not to have children. Even also when it is a female child she is cherished and highly adored and respected developed countries. But amongst most of the African countries when such women end up not providing a male child which is considered heir to inherit landed properties and continue the family line she the woman is not treated with respect. This study takes account of the Travail Of A Barren Woman In African Society. A Study Of Adebayo Abayomi’s Stay With Me And The Joys Of Motherhood By Buchi Emecheta

 

Bibliograpghy of Ayobami Adebayo

Ayobami Adebayo’s stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, and one was highly commended in the 2009 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. She holds BA and MA degrees in literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, and has worked as an editor for Saraba Magazine since 2009. Adebayo also has an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, where she was awarded an international bursary for creative writing. She has received fellowships and residencies from Ledig House, Sinthian Cultural Centre, Hedgebrook, Ox-Bow School of Art, Ebedi Hills and the Siena Art Institute. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria.

Biography of Buchi Emecheta

 

Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta OBE (21 July 1944 – 25 January 2017) was a Nigerian-born novelist, based in the UK from 1962,[1] who also wrote plays and an autobiography, as well as works for children. She was the author of more than 20 books, including Second Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979). Most of her early novels were published by Allison and Busby, where her editor was Margaret Busby.

 

Emecheta’s themes of child slavery, motherhood, female independence and freedom through education gained recognition from critics and honours. She once described her stories as “stories of the world…[where]… women face the universal problems of poverty and oppression, and the longer they stay, no matter where they have come from originally, the more the problems become identical.” Her works explore the tension between tradition and modernity. She has been characterized as “the first successful black woman novelist living in Britain after 1948”

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