The Bride Price

The Bride Price

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The Bride Price tells the poignant love story of Aku-nna, a young Igbo girl, and Chike, the son of a prosperous former slave.  They are drawn together despite the obstacles standing between them and their happiness, defying even the traditions of tribal life.  Aku-nna flees an unwanted marriage to join Chike, only to have her uncle refuse the required bride price from Chike’s family.  This leads to Aku-nna’s haunting fear that she will die in childbirth – the fate according to tribal lore, awaiting every young girl whose bride price is not paid.

 

REVIEWS/RECOMMENDATIONS

“A captivating Nigerian novel lovingly but unsentimentally written… a considerable writer” New Statesman

 

“gives one a compelling sense of what it might be like to be a woman in a small village in Nigeria before independence.” Liverpool Daily Post

 

“This book is in the very top rank. I recommend it warmly and without reservation.” The Times

 

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 234

Weight: 0.67 lbs