codes of masculine society. In her history-based fictions Emecheta tries to create feminist characters to carry her ideals. She has also woven the affairs of nation in her female characters’ voice. Emecheta’s narratives are full of tension and her female characters speak through opposing forces. In Emecheta’s works tension is caused by the African woman’s struggle to come to the tern with the world. Emecheta successfully gives voice to the tension as an African and as a woman. In writing back Emecheta
The Significance of Tradition in a Western World: Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood ... and it was a joy to hear and see these women, happy in their innocence, just like children. Their wants were simple and easily met. Not like those of their children who later got caught up in the entangled web of industrialization. -Buchi Emecheta, Second Class Citizen Buchi Emecheta is an Ibo woman who was born near Lagos (where this story takes place). She currently lives in London where she moved with
associated with. As the title of the novel by Buchi Emecheta Second Class Citizenimplies, the female figure has been treated as a lesser significant sexwithin the Igbo society considering that equalityamong women is limited by their fathers, husbands and the general patriarchy system. This is something Adah finds quite the same when she moves to England whereby with her African descent she continues to suffer womanhood struggles. A profound look atBuchi Emecheta’s literary masterpiece Second Class Citizen
In this article, the obstacles to Adah’s schooling in Buchi Emecheta’s Second Class Citizenconstitutes a problem which calls for reflection. Girls generally find it very difficult to go to school because of a number of obstacles which hinder their schooling. The study is based on the obstacles that Adah, the protagonist of the novel, has met in the course of her schooling and which stem from her discrimination by her own parents.It aims at shedding light on the manifestations of those obstacles.