Born of Ibo parents in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta is widely known for her multi-layered stories of black women struggling to maintain their identity and construct viable lives for themselves and their families. She writes, according to The New York Times, with "subtlety, power, and abundant compassion". George Braziller is proud to have published nine of Emecheta's novels over the course of twenty-four years. A powerful story of a modern Nigerian girl who rebels against traditional marriage customs.
A young Ibo girl and the son a prosperous former slave strive to be together despite tribal customs keeping them apart.