Buchi Emecheta (1944-2017): Beyond the dingy ditch
AbstractThe media have in the past weeks been awash with the sudden demise of a great female writer, activist and publisherâ€”Buchi Emechetaâ€”on 25 January 2017 in London. Nigerians and, indeed, scholars all over the world have not yet recovered from their shock at the loss of two Nigerian literary giants, Elechi Amadi and Isidore Okpewho, only recently in 2016. And now another fatal blow has been dealt on the literary sphere at the dawn of a brand new year. It may be necessary to note that Buchi Emecheta passed on the heels of Isidore Okpewhoâ€™s death (an interval of just four months). Both were, incidentally, from Delta State. In fact, the three deceased writersâ€”Amadi, Okpewho and Emecheta came originally from the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
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