21 July 1944
BE was born in Yaba
, a housing estate originally built by the British for themselves near Lagos
BE's first-written novel,The Bride Price
, dedicated to her mother, finally became her third published book, appearing ten years after her husband had burned the manuscript.
BE published her fifth novel, The Joys of Motherhood
, in which a mother gives everything she has to her children but is totally neglected by them when they become adults.
Moderator David P. Rosen made a video of Buchi Emecheta discussing her novel The Joys of Motherhood
and aspects of Nigerian culture with a panel of faculty, students, and alumni at Fairleigh Dickinson University.