The Slave Girl
by Buchi Emecheta
Publication Date: May 17, 1980
List Price: $27.95
Format: Hardcover, 182 pages
Imprint: George Braziller
Publisher: George Braziller Inc.
Parent Company: George Braziller Inc.
The Slave Girl follows the fortunes of Ogbanje Ojebeta, a Nigerian woman who is sold into slavery in her own land after disease and tragedy leave her orphaned as a child. In her fellow slaves, she finds a surrogate family that clings together under the unbending rule of their master. As Ogbanje Ojebeta becomes a woman and discovers her need for home and family, and for freedom and identity, she realizes that she must ultimately choose her own destiny.