Second Class Citizen is about the struggle of Adah (the main character) and her survival, not only of herself but also her dreams, while growing into a woman, moving from a high class position in her native Nigeria to a very poor class in a predominantly white European society.
She struggles with motherhood and with being a wife and supporting her entire family along with being her own independent person.
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Part of her struggle also deals with the issues of race and being black in the face of English racism.
Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta is a book that depicts the struggle for women in receiving their education and surviving in a European white society while adapting to different religious beliefs and still following the beliefs of her own people.
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