Second Class Citizen

Second Class Citizen

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by Buchi Emecheta
     
 

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In the late 1960’s, 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. “Second Class Citizen pales a lot of academic feminist writing into insignificance.” –The Guardian

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In the late 1960’s, 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. “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 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807616161
Publisher:
Braziller, George Inc.
Publication date:
12/23/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
652,584
File size:
539 KB

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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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Second Class Citizen 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
Why so expensive? There are no real production costs. Not buying until it comes down.