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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). Most of her early novels were published by Allison and Busby, where her editor was Margaret Busby.Emecheta's themes of child slavery, motherhood, female independence and freedom through education gained recognition from critics and honours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buchi Emecheta has received more than 430,718 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Buchi Emecheta is the 5,745th most popular writer (down from 5,221st in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 59th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Nigerian Writer.

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  • 430k

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  • 40.66

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Buchi Emecheta ranks 5,745 out of 5,755Before her are Linda Maria Baros, Lady Charlotte Guest, Eva Ström, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Renata Viganò, and Frances Wright. After her are Stephen Vincent Benét, Elizabeth Moon, Chris Claremont, Fareed Zakaria, Jeff Noon, and Beverly Cleary.

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Among people born in 1944, Buchi Emecheta ranks 580Before her are Michael Aschbacher, Akitsugu Konno, Erich Hamann, Roman Dzindzichashvili, Yang Song-guk, and Charles W. Juels. After her are Igor Tselovalnikov, Loren Shriver, David M. Walker, Jon E. Ahlquist, David Gerrold, and Graham Taylor. Among people deceased in 2017, Buchi Emecheta ranks 500Before her are Josip Weber, Spartaco Landini, Michael Novak, Valery Asapov, Curt Lowens, and Lika Kavzharadze. After her are Warren Frost, Hans Gerschwiler, Muhal Richard Abrams, Benjamin Whitrow, Gianuario Carta, and Erin Moran.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta ranks 60 out of 236Before her are Taye Taiwo (1985), Peter Rufai (1963), Victor Moses (1990), Francis Obikwelu (1978), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (1962), and John Onaiyekan (1944). After her are Ahmed Musa (1992), Ben Okri (1959), Odion Ighalo (1989), Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (1936), Celestine Babayaro (1978), and Hauwa Ibrahim (1968).

Among WRITERS In Nigeria

Among writers born in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta ranks 7Before her are Wole Soyinka (1934), Chinua Achebe (1930), Olaudah Equiano (1745), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977), Amos Tutuola (1920), and Flora Nwapa (1931). After her are Ben Okri (1959), Cyprian Ekwensi (1921), Chris Abani (1966), and Sefi Atta (1964).