A Study Guide for Buchi Emecheta's "The Joys of Motherhood," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
An inspirational compendium of wit, wisdom, and happiness, The Joy of Motherhood will remind mothers of the boundless and sometimes overlooked small pleasures that come with the prestigious title of "mom."This feel-good collection offers 500 gratifying reasons why being a mom is something to shout about. Every mom can appreciate the memorable moments this book highlights, such as: The sound of your kids making you breakfast in bed. Being a soccer mom. Letting your kids put makeup on you. Teaching your son to do the box step. Watching your husband wrestle with the kids on the bedroom floor. Holding a mother-daughter tea. Proudly watching your child graduate from college.The Joy of Motherhood is the third book in the Joy series, following The Joy of Christmas and The Joy of Being a Woman.
There are simple joys to be found in the most ordinary things--sharing a cup of tea with a friend, building family traditions, feeling God's whisper in a gentle breeze. Sweet and touching, this book celebrates all the small wonders of life and illuminates the breathtaking moments when an ordinary day is transformed into extraordinary by a simple act or unexpected blessing. Sometimes the simple joys of a relationship or season turn out to be the biggest miracles of all.
Many teachers of African studies have found novels to be effective assignments in courses. In this guide, teachers describe their favourite African novels - drawn from all over the continent - and share their experiences of using them in the classroom.
Postcolonial African writers have made enormous contributions to world literature. This reference book overviews their lives and works. The volume includes alphabetically arranged profiles for some 60 postcolonial African writers, including Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Doris Lessing, Peter Nazareth, Gabriel Okara, Femi Osofisan, and Efua Theodora Sutherland. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes that appear in the author's writings, an overview of the critical response to the author's works, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, and it concludes with a selected, general bibliography of seminal critical studies.
In this follow up to Loving the Little Years, Rachel Jankovic pushes her parenting "field notes" out onto the skinny branches of motherhood. Fit to Burst is chock-full of humorous examples and fresh advice covering issues familiar to every mom such as guilt cycles, temptations to be ungrateful or bitter, and learning how to honor Jesus by giving in the mundane things. But this book also addresses less familiar topics, including the impact that moms have on the relationships between dads and kids, the importance of knowing when to laugh at kid-sized sin, and more. Fit to Burst will help us to be moms who parent with the story in mind rather than snapshot, who know how to both give and require much from their children in the everyday mayhem, and who understand the importance of biscuits.