Emecheta, Buchi. Interview by Adeola James. In In Their Own Voices: African Women Writers Talk. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1990. Provides the author’s candid views about her life and work.
Frank, Katherine. “The Death of a Slave Girl: African Womanhood in the Novels of Buchi Emecheta.” World Literature Written in English 21 (Fall, 1982). Criticism focusing on the portrayal of women and the conflict between traditional roles and personal freedoms.
Katrak, Ketu. “Womanhood/Motherhood: Variations on a Theme in Selected Novels of Buchi Emecheta.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 22, no. 1 (1987). Addresses a major concern of most of Emecheta’s writings: the multiple roles of women.
Pordzik, Ralph. Quest for Postcolonial Utopia: A Comparative Introduction to the Utopian Novel in the New English Literatures. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. Taking a global perspective, introduces critical utopian and dystopian literature of postcolonial writers, including Emecheta, from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Canada.
Sougou, Omar. Writing Across Cultures: Gender, Politics, and Difference in the Fiction of Buchi Emecheta. New York: Rodopi, 2002. An analysis of the personal, political, and aesthetic in Emecheta’s fiction. Chapters include discussions of autobiography, protest, consciousness, and Emecheta’s African popular novels.
Umeh, Marie, ed. Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1996. Presents an analysis of Emecheta’s feminist writings on women’s life experiences, the sexual politics of Igbo society, and African culture in general.
Uraizee, Joya. This Is No Place for a Woman: Nadine Gordimer, Nayantara Sahgal, Buchi Emecheta, and the Politics of Gender. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2000. Explores the shifting and evolving identities of women living in postcolonial societies.