I read this book in March 2012, I loved it and it is my favourite. I read a review somewhere and I decided to order it. It is Emecheta's first book I read. I have never really heard about her before.
This book swept me off my feet that I decided to investigate about the author
I love the way Emecheta writes, she is a very clear story teller, it is impossible for you to be confuse when you read her books, her books (the ones I have read) are divided into chapters with titles. She has this talent of putting words together and clearing the situation for you in a simple way. It is a book any adult can read.
This is a must read book, after reading it, my body was filled up with goose pimples. I thought twice about tradition, especially the ones in most of African ethnic groups e.g the Igbo land, where you have to live your life according to others expectations.
I learnt a lot, most especially it reinforces what I already believe in: You give birth to children, but your children do not belong to you, they do not owe you for bringing them up, they are free human beings that when they grow, they take decisions that best suit their living and not that of their parents.
This is a book I highly recommend, especially to all women.
This novel has been reviewed in Spanish in Literafrica by Sonia Fernandez, please click here to read.