Renown Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta, 72, is dead.


According to reports, Emecheta died yesterday in London.

The celebrated writer has published over  20 books, including Second-Class Citizen, The Bride Price , The Slave Girl and The Joys of Motherhood.

Emecheta once described her stories as “stories of the world…[where]… women face the universal problems of poverty and oppression, and the longer they stay, no matter where they have come from originally, the more the problems become identical.”