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  • Author:
    Buchi Emecheta
  • ISBN:
    0435909932
  • ISBN13:
    978-0435909932
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  • Publisher:
    Heinemann (February 22, 1994)
  • Pages:
    229 pages
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Head Above Water book. Head Above Water (African Writers Series). Title: Head Above Water Author: Buchi Emecheta Length: 229 pages Genre: Autobiography, Non-Fiction, Women’s Literature.

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Head Above Water Fontana, 1986. Buchi Emecheta emigrated from Nigeria to the UK in the 1960s. Family Bargain BBC, 1987. Gwendolen (The Family) Collins, 1989. Second-Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979).

As for my survival for the past twenty years in England, from when I was a little over twenty, dragging four cold and dripping babies with me and pregnant with the fifth one - that is a miracle. Buchi Emecheta's autobiography spans the transition from a tribal childhood in the African bush to life in North London as an internationally acclaimed writer.

African Writers Series (AWS) is a series of books by African writers that has been published by Heinemann since 1962. The series has ensured an international voice to major African writers-including Chinua Achebe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Steve Biko,. The series has ensured an international voice to major African writers-including Chinua Achebe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Steve Biko, Ama Ata Aidoo, Nadine Gordimer, Buchi Emecheta, and Okot p'Bitek. The emphasis is on Anglophone Africa, although a number of volumes were translated into English from French, Portuguese, Zulu, Swahili, Acholi, Sesotho, Afrikaans, Luganda and Arabic.

Buchi Emecheta obituary. Novelist who overcame barriers to education and whose writings epitomised female independence. Buchi Emecheta, who has died aged 72, was a pioneer among female African writers, championing the rights of girls and women in novels that often drew on her own extraordinary life, its trajectory spanning her struggle for an education to having her books set on school curriculums.

her 1984 autobiography, Head Above Water she wrote: "As for my survival for the past twenty years in England, from .

her 1984 autobiography, Head Above Water she wrote: "As for my survival for the past twenty years in England, from when I was a little over twenty, dragging four cold and dripping babies with me and pregnant with a fifth one-that is a miracle  .

Items related to Head Above Water (African Writers Series). Buchi Emecheta was born in Nigeria and came to England in 1962. Her novels include In the Ditch, The Joys of Motherhood, Kehinde, Head Above Water, and Gwendolen. Buchi Emecheta Head Above Water (African Writers Series). ISBN 13: 9780435909932. From Publishers Weekly: The Nigerian novelist's anecdotal autobiography spans her childhood in the Nigerian bush and her present life in London as an internationally recognized author.

Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta was born to Ibo parents in Lagos on 21.She published a volume of autobiography, Head Above Water, in 1986

Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta was born to Ibo parents in Lagos on 21 July 1944. She moved to Britain in 1960, where she worked as a librarian and became a student at London University in 1970, reading Sociology. She worked as a community worker in Camden, North London, between 1976 and 1978. She published a volume of autobiography, Head Above Water, in 1986. Her television play, A Kind of Marriage, was first screened by the BBC in 1976. In 1983 she was selected as one of twenty 'Best of Young British Writers' by the Book Marketing Council.

"As for my survival for the past twenty years in England, from when I was a little over twenty, dragging four cold and dripping babies with me and pregnant with the fifth one - that is a miracle. And if for any reason you do not believe in miracles, please start believing, because keeping my head above water in this indifferent society...is a miracle." Buchi Emecheta's autobiography spans the transition from a tribal childhood in the African bush to life in North London as an internationally acclaimed writer.