Buchi Emecheta

1944 - 2017

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Florence Onyebuchi "Buchi" Emecheta (21 July 1944 – 25 January 2017) was a Nigerian-born novelist, based in the UK from 1962, who also wrote plays and an autobiography, as well as works for children. She was the author of more than 20 books, including Second Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buchi Emecheta has received more than 470,690 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Buchi Emecheta is the 6,042nd most popular writer (down from 5,709th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 60th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Nigerian Writer.

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  • 470k

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  • 43.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Second-class citizen
The joys of motherhood
Fiction, Motherhood
Double yoke
The Bride Price
Fiction, Bride price, Social life and customs
First edition hardback
The bride price
Fiction in English


Among writers, Buchi Emecheta ranks 6,042 out of 7,302Before her are Fredy Perlman, René Benjamin, Danièle Sallenave, Ravindra Kelekar, Kenneth Rexroth, and Izaak Walton. After her are Crane Wilbur, Armistead Maupin, Su Tong, Euphrase Kezilahabi, Tony Kushner, and Cyril Collard.

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Among people born in 1944, Buchi Emecheta ranks 634Before her are Héctor Santos, Ranulph Fiennes, Fidélis, Stoyan Yordanov, Gianni Bonichon, and Anand Satyanand. After her are Armistead Maupin, Eddy Ottoz, Euphrase Kezilahabi, Juan Ignacio Basaguren, Akitsugu Konno, and Dejan Dabović. Among people deceased in 2017, Buchi Emecheta ranks 503Before her are Thomas Starzl, Bernie Casey, Miriam Rodríguez Martínez, Marino Perani, Václav Machek, and Henri Emmanuelli. After her are Michael Novak, Reinhold Durnthaler, Ahmed Kathrada, Egon Günther, Valery Bolotov, and Mikhail Tolstykh.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta ranks 57 out of 309Before her are Uche Okechukwu (1967), Bennet Omalu (1968), Stephen Keshi (1962), Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (1936), Israel Adesanya (1989), and Peter Rufai (1963). After her are Celestine Babayaro (1978), Taye Taiwo (1985), Victor Boniface (2000), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), Flora Nwapa (1931), and Hakeem Kae-Kazim (1962).

Among WRITERS In Nigeria

Among writers born in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta ranks 6Before her are Wole Soyinka (1934), Chinua Achebe (1930), Olaudah Equiano (1745), Amos Tutuola (1920), and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977). After her are Flora Nwapa (1931), Ben Okri (1959), Cyprian Ekwensi (1921), Okwui Enwezor (1963), Chris Abani (1966), and Sefi Atta (1964).