Second Class Citizen [NOOK Book]

Overview

"One of the most informative books about contemporary African life that I have read."—Alice Walker.

A poignant story of a resourceful Nigerian woman who overcomes strict tribal domination of women and countless setbacks to achieve an independent life for herself and her children.

A Nigerian girl defies traditional tribal customs by attending school, marrying a student, and following him to London.

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Second Class Citizen

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Overview

"One of the most informative books about contemporary African life that I have read."—Alice Walker.

A poignant story of a resourceful Nigerian woman who overcomes strict tribal domination of women and countless setbacks to achieve an independent life for herself and her children.

A Nigerian girl defies traditional tribal customs by attending school, marrying a student, and following him to London.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807616161
  • Publisher: Braziller, George Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 218,606
  • File size: 349 KB

Meet 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    Captivating Story

    I picked this book up just on a whim and once I started reading it, I had to finish it. This is a moving story that really gets at the unique intersection of race, gender and class. As a Black woman living in America, I found many of the experiences that she is talking about as an African woman in London rang true to my own experiences today. Emecheta has a unique writing style that is simple, colorful and timeless. There were one or two slow spots but I would still highly recommend this--great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Can buy hard copy at Amazon for $10.31

    Why so expensive? There are no real production costs. Not buying until it comes down.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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