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Victims of Traditions: Representing Immigration, Gender and Race In Buchi Emecheta’s Second Class Citizen

Gbenga Frederick Olorunsiwa

Abstract


Through analysis of Buchi Emecheta’s Second Class Citizens, I argue that racism and gender inequalities are still pervasive in our society despite efforts to overcome them. Exploring the character on Ada in the book, I argue that traditions and institutionalized system of racism of gender inequality need to be addressed more aggressively and this will require that all of us playing our roles.

Keywords


Literary Analysis; Racism; Gender; Inequality; Immigration

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West Africa Review. ISSN: 1525-4488 (online).
Editors: Adeleke Adeeko, Nkiru Nzegwu, Tejumola Olaniyan and Olufemi Taiwo; Book Editor: .

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