“Second Class Citizen pales a lot of academic feminist writing into insignificance.
– The Guardian
“Emecheta’s prose has a shimmer of originality, of English being reinvented… Issues of survival lie inherent in her material and give her tales weight.” – John Updike “One of the most informative books about contemporary African life that I have read.” –
n the late 1960s, Adah, a spirited and resourceful woman manages to move her family to London. Seeking an independent life for herself and her children she encounters racism and hard truths about being a new citizen.