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

Gbenga Frederick Olorunsiwa


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.


Literary Analysis; Racism; Gender; Inequality; Immigration

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

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