Second Class Citizen

Second Class Citizen

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 13mm | 184g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0807610666
  • 9780807610664
  • 209,108

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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.
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Review quote

[Adah] is a heroine who excites sympathy and admiration in this completely engrossing melting-pot novel.
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Rating details

1,505 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 32% (488)
4 38% (576)
3 22% (334)
2 5% (77)
1 2% (30)
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