Around this time, Adaku and Nnu Ego both become pregnant. Feeling underpaid, Nnu Ego and other women go on strike for better wages.
Nnu Ego visits her dying father. Following these two funerals, Nnu Ego refuses to return to Lagos.
Nnu Ego agrees. Upon her return, she finds a sum of money left behind by Nnaife during a brief visit back to Lagos. Adaku decides to move out with her children. Nnaife returns and spends his remaining money.
He returns to Ibuza, where he impregnates Adankwo. Later, Nnaife returns to Lagos with a year-old wife, Okpo. The family relocates to the other side of town.
Oshia and Adim declare their intention to earn a higher education. Oshia tells Nnaife he has earned a scholarship to study in America. Nnaife condemns Oshia for betraying his sonly duties.
Joys of Motherhood — George Braziller
Taiwo is arranged to marry an Ibo, while Kehinde elopes to wed a Yoruba. Nnaife is jailed, convicted and sentenced to serve five years in prison, a period that will become reduced provided Nnaife return to Ibuza following his release. Nnu Ego returns home, where she dies beside the road several years later. The Joys of Motherhood Summary. Buchi Emecheta The Joys of Motherhood.
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