Second-Class Citizen (African Writers Series)
The classic tale of a Nigerian woman who overcomes strict tribal domination only to encounter the hardships of immigration. Available again.
In the late 1960’s, Adah, a spirited and resourceful woman, manages to move her family to London to live with her Nigerian student husband. She soon discovers that life for a young Nigerian woman living in London is grim. Rejected by British society and thwarted by her husband, who expects her to be subservient to him, she is forced to face up to life as a second-class 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