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Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia

The Son of the House

Cover: The Son of the House - Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia

The Son of the House

2021, pp. 304, Paperback
ISBN: 9781787702882
Region: Nigeria
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£ 13.99
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The book

In Igboland, the lives of two Nigerian women change forever…

In the city of Enugu in the 1970s, young Nwabulu dreams of becoming a typist as she endures the endless chores she is tasked with by her employers. She’s been a housemaid since the age of ten, but she is tall and beautiful and in love with a rich man’s son.
Educated and privileged, Julie is a modern woman. Living on her own, she is happy to collect the gold jewellery love-struck Eugene brings her, but has no intention of becoming his second wife.
When, years later, dramatic events straight out of a movie force Nwabulu and Julie into a dank room, the two women relate the stories of their lives as they await their fate.
Pulsing with vitality and intense human drama, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut is set against four decades of vibrant Nigerian history, and celebrates the resilience of women as they navigate and transform what remains a man’s world.

The author

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia
Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia is a lawyer working in the areas of health, gender, and violence against women and children, and, since the publication of The Son of the House, one of Nigeria’s brightest literary talents.

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