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.
"This is a cogent analysis of the complexities of gender in the work of nine contemporary Anglophone and Francophone novelists.... offers illuminating interpretations of worthy writers... " —Multicultural Review "This book reaffirms Bessie Head's remark that books are a tool, in this case a tool that allows readers to understand better the rich lives and the condition of African women. Excellent notes and a rich bibliography." —Choice "... a college-level analysis which will appeal to any interested in African studies and literature." —The Bookwatch This book applies gender as a category of analysis to the works of nine sub-Saharan women writers: Aidoo, Bá, Beyala, Dangarembga, Emecheta, Head, Liking, Tlali, and Zanga Tsogo. The author appropriates western feminist theories of gender in an African literary context, and in the process, she finds and names critical theory that is African, indigenous, self-determining, which she then melds with western feminist theory and comes out with an over-arching theory that enriches western, post-colonial and African critical perspectives.