Second Class Citizen

Second Class Citizen

4.07 (3,255 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.07 (3,255 ratings by Goodreads)

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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
  • 137 x 211 x 15mm | 168g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0807610666
  • 9780807610664
  • 11,891

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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.-- "The NewYork Times"
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4.07 out of 5 stars
- 3,255 ratings
5 38% (1,226)
4 39% (1,284)
3 17% (563)
2 4% (126)
1 2% (56)
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