CUSTOMS VERSUS ECONOMY: A STUDY ON BUCHI EMECHETA’S THE BRIDE PRICE.
The actual lives of women remain an untold story in the history of the Black women. They shed blood in their daily lives to lead a liberated and happy life. Unfortunately they are inflicted with oppression and a suppressed life which they eagerly pass on to their next girl child. The Bride Price focuses on the emancipation of women by providing proper education, breaking gender inequalities, customs and breaking the bondage with vague culture and traditions. The author has vividly described the problems of the Nigerian women in the Post- Colonial era, especially chained by their own men who always dominate and disregard them as human beings under the mask of custom and traditions. The novel portrays how the evils of culture and traditions and the insensible sexuality determine the dignity of women, which can ultimately be over thrown by self-confidence and bravery.