The Slave Girl (novel)

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The Slave Girl (novel)
The Slave Girl (a novel).jpg
Cover of the 1st edition
AuthorBuchi Emecheta
Cover artistTaiwo Jegede
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreHistorical fiction
Published1977 (hardback)
PublisherAllison and Busby
Followed byThe Joys of Motherhood 

The Slave Girl is a 1977 novel by Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta[1] that was published in the UK by Allison and Busby and in the US by George Braziller. It won the Jock Campbell Award from the New Statesman in 1978.[2][3] The novel was Emecheta's fourth book; it was dedicated to her editor Margaret Busby.[4]

According to Julianah Ogunseiju's review for Africa Book Club: "It is one of the very best pre colonial African books and is heartily recommended."[5]


  1. ^ Grimes, William (10 February 2017). "Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian Novelist, Dies at 72". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. ^ Ray, Mohit K., ed. (2007). The Atlantic Companion to Literature in English. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. p. 164. ISBN 9788126908325.
  3. ^ "Buchi Emecheta 1944–", Concise Major 21st Century Writers ,
  4. ^ Busby, Margaret, "Buchi Emecheta obituary", The Guardian, 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ Ogunseiju, Julianah, "The Slave Girl (by Buchi Emecheta)", Africa Book Club, 1 August 2012.

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