The Joys of Motherhood

The Joys of Motherhood

A powerful commentary on polygamy, patriarchy and women’s changing roles in urban Nigeria. First published in 1979 reprinted in Heinemann’s African Writers Series in 2008, the basis of the novel is the “necessity for a woman to be fertile, and above all to give birth to sons”.

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