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Second Class Citizen

Second Class Citizen

A Novel

By (author) Buchi Emecheta


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  • Classic novel on African immigration. Analysed in books by feminist scholars such as Donna Harraway

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“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.” – Alice Walker

In 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.
About the Author
Born of Ibo parents in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta is widely known for her multilayered stories of black women struggling to maintain their identity and construct viable lives for themselves and their families. She writes, according to The New York Times, with "subtlety, power, and abundant compassion." Her numerous novels include The Slave Girl, The Family, Bride Price, and The Joys of Motherhood.
George Braziller Inc
20th Jan 2016
Paperback / softback
World excluding USA & Canada
216 mm x 132 mm
174 Pages
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