Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta (1944-2017), whose works included The Joys of Motherhood, Second-Class Citizen and The Bride Price, has died at her home in London at the age of 72. She was a Nigerian novelist, based in Britain since 1960, who had also written plays and autobiography, as well as for children. She was the author of more than 20 books. Emecheta’s books were on the national curricula of several African countries. She was known for championing women and girls in her writing, though famously rejected description as a feminist.