Born of Ibo parents in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta is widely known for her multilayered stories of black women struggling to maintain their identity and construct viable lives for themselves and their families. She writes, according to The New York Times, with "subtlety, power, and abundant compassion." Her novels include The Slave Girl, The Family, Bride Price, and The Joys of Motherhood.

Slave Girl
by Buchi Emecheta

May 17, 1980
Paperback, 180 pages
8.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches

ISBN-13: 978-0807609521
$17.95 (Can $20.95)

The Slave Girl follows the fortunes of Ogbanje Ojebeta, a Nigerian woman who is sold into slavery in her own land after disease and tragedy leaver her orphaned as a child. In her fellow slaves, she finds a surrogate faimly that clings together under the unbending rule of their master. As Ogbanje Ojebeta becomes a woman and discovers her needs for home and family, and for freedom and identity, she realizes that she must ultimately choose her destiny.