Study Guide

Amatokwu in The Joys of Motherhood

By Buchi Emecheta

Amatokwu

Amatokwu is Nnu Ego's first husband. When Nnu Ego fails to conceive a child, Amatokwu returns her to her father, Agbadi, in exchange for the original bride price. Amatokwu doesn't want to waste time with a wife who fails to continue his family line.