Author: Buchi Emecheta
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
My Rating: 4 Stars
Number of Pages: 184
Year of Publication: 1977
Ogbanje Ojebeta enjoys the special care and love of an only daughter. Then, on the death of her parents, her greedy brother sells her to a rich relative and she must learn to live the life of a slave. Ojebeta clings to her sense of identity, determined to be free one day.
"deserves to be read."-FINANCIAL TIMES
Ogbanje: A child believed by the Igbo people of Nigeria to die repeatedly and be continually reincarnated and born to the same parents.
I'm actually the Queen of procrastination lool. I read this book about five to six months ago and I've been postponing writing this review lool. God help me **cries in perpetual laziness**
Anyways, let me get back to what's important. The slave girl.
This book was all kinds of excellent. I came across so many Igbo names plus their meanings, which made me giddy with joy.
I cry a lot when I read, so best believe I cried when I read this as well (I'm such a cry baby lol) . I absolutely recommend this book. It's lovely.
My favourite character was Jacob initially, but when I was through reading I decided that I had no favourite, because they all had a certain flaw.
I recommend this for anyone who is looking to read something brief, but interesting .
I purchased my copy from The Palms, Lekki, Lagos for about 1600 naira.
other books by the author;
The joys of motherhood,
The Bride price,
Head above water,
Destination Biafra and so many more.
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