The Joys of Motherhood

Works

Novels

  • In the Ditch (London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1972).
  • Second-Class Citizen (London: Allison & Busby, 1974).
  • The Bride Price (London: Allison & Busby, 1976).
  • The Slave Girl (London: Allison & Busby, 1977); winner of 1979 Jock Campbell Award.
  • The Joys of Motherhood (London: Allison & Busby, 1979; Heinemann, African Writers Series No. 65, 1980).
  • The Moonlight Bride (Oxford University Press, 1976).
  • Our Own Freedom (photographs by Maggie Murray; London: Sheba, 1981).
  • Destination Biafra (London: Allison & Busby, 1982).
  • Naira Power (London: Macmillan, 1982); Pacesetter Novels series.
  • Adah's Story [In the Ditch/Second-Class Citizen] (London: Allison & Busby, 1983).
  • The Rape of Shavi (London: Ogwugwu Afor, 1984).
  • Double Yoke (New York: George Braziller, 1983).
  • A Kind of Marriage (London: Macmillan, 1986); Pacesetter Novels series.
  • Gwendolen (London: Collins, 1989). Published in the US as The Family (1990).
  • Kehinde (Heinemann, African Writers Series, 1994).
  • The New Tribe (Heinemann, African Writers Series, 1999).

Autobiography

  • Head Above Water (London: Fontana, 1986).

Children’s/Young Adults

  • Titch the Cat, illustrated by Thomas Joseph (London: Allison & Busby, 1979).
  • Nowhere to Play, illustrated by Peter Archer (London: Allison & Busby, 1980).
  • The Wrestling Match (Oxford University Press, 1980).

Plays

  • A Kind of Marriage, BBC television.
  • Family Bargain, BBC television, 1987.

Articles

  • The Black Scholar, November–December 1985, p. 51.
  • "Feminism with a Small 'f'!" Criticism and Ideology: Second African Writer's Conference, Stockholm 1988, edited by Kirsten H. Petersen, pp. 173–181. Uppsala: Scandinanvian Institute of African Studies, 1988.
  • Essence magazine, August 1990, p. 50.
  • New York Times Book Review, 29 April 1990.
  • Publishers Weekly, 16 February 1990, p. 73; reprinted 7 February 1994, p. 84.
  • World Literature Today, Autumn 1994, p. 867.

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