The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta

"The Bride Price" is a novel that explores the life of a young Nigerian girl who, despite her father's disapproval, dreams of furthering her education. After her father's death, she is forced into an arranged marriage due to cultural traditions, but she defies the system and elopes with her lover. However, the consequences of unpaid bride price haunt her, leading to a tragic ending. The book highlights the clash between traditional African values and modern aspirations, the struggles of women in patriarchal societies, and the impact of colonialism on African cultures.

The 3717th greatest book of all time


Published
1976
Nationality
Nigerian
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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