Als een tweederangs burger

Als een tweederangs burger De jonge en intelligente Adah heeft een goede baan in de bibliotheek van Lagos Nigeria Maar het blijft een droom om Londen te bezoeken Wanneer haar echtenoot Francis naar Engeland vertrekt om daar te

  • Title: Als een tweederangs burger
  • Author: Buchi Emecheta Renée Bodt
  • ISBN: 9789067660150
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • De jonge en intelligente Adah heeft een goede baan in de bibliotheek van Lagos, Nigeria Maar het blijft een droom om Londen te bezoeken Wanneer haar echtenoot Francis naar Engeland vertrekt om daar te studeren, beweegt zij hemel en aarde om mee te gaan Zij ontdekt al gauw dat Engeland niet het paradijs is zoals zij thuis had geleerd te geloven In Als een tweederangsDe jonge en intelligente Adah heeft een goede baan in de bibliotheek van Lagos, Nigeria Maar het blijft een droom om Londen te bezoeken Wanneer haar echtenoot Francis naar Engeland vertrekt om daar te studeren, beweegt zij hemel en aarde om mee te gaan Zij ontdekt al gauw dat Engeland niet het paradijs is zoals zij thuis had geleerd te geloven In Als een tweederangs burger zijn het niet alleen de bekende cultuurbotsingen en discriminatie, maar ook het geestelijk zelfstandig worden en het proces van zelfverwerkelijking dat de schrijfster doormaakt en waarover zij op overtuigende wijze dit boek schreef.

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    1. Second Class Citizen really affected me. Whilst some cultural references bewildered me when I read its first few chapters because of my detachment from the Nigerian culture, the book hooked me right through. I loved and respected Adah for both her flaws and her strength in character; she is strong, naive, contradictory and honestly reflective and I could relate to her. I could not imagine what my life would be if I were Adah. Reading the book made me feel grateful for all the privileges I had. I [...]

    2. Second Class Citizen is a very auto-biographical account of Buchi Emecheta’s emigration from Nigeria to London. It’s a personal story, one that candidly depicts the challenges of living with a difficult and unfaithful spouse, of being a young mother with little money, of the added challenge of “polite” racism that forced her to live beneath her previous standards, and even her own trivial concerns, such as not being properly dressed in the hospital after nearly dying during childbirth. O [...]

    3. Very interesting but sad book. I found it hard to put down. However, I found that plot picked up too fast at the end, with too many events happening in the last few chapters. The ending I found unsatisfactory - there needs to be a sequel, otherwise the book just feels incomplete.

    4. I loved this story so much!! Emecheta's writing is rich and wonderful. I definitely had a cultural experience reading this!! I saw a bit of myself in the main character, Adah. Head over to my blog and read my review where I am transparent about why I relate so much to her. therusticwindow/words-in-color/2018/2/5/second-class-citizen-by-buchi-emecheta

    5. "She, who only a few months previously would have accepted nothing but the best, had by now been conditioned to accept inferior things."My partner bought me this book as part of our Christmas book challenge. A slight Jólabókaflóðið rip off, we picked countries out of a hat and bought books for the other based on the country we picked. I got Israel, my boyfriend got Nigeria. Second Class Citizen was my Christmas Eve book!Buchi Emecheta is considered by many to be the a "pioneer among female [...]

    6. "Second-class citizen" is an often-autobiographical novel written by Buchi Emecheta and published in 1983. Buchi Emecheta wrote about Adah's arrival in the U.K. from Nigeria and her general issues of race, poverty and gender. Like several of her published books, for instance "The Bride Price", she picks out themes like female independence and suffering from limited freedoms.The whole story around "Second-class citizen" first starts with an overview on her childhood and parts of her youth in Nige [...]

    7. The novel "Second-class citizen“ was published in 1984 as a part of the African Writers Series. It was written by Buchi Emecheta, a Nigerian woman who was born in the 1940s in Lagos, Nigeria. She was a highly successful novelist and feminist. Her major topics to write about were emancipation, discrimination and African culture.This book is about an African woman living in a new country. Her life is countered with problems caused by her race, gender and general poverty. It is a story of surviva [...]

    8. This was a great read, I really enjoyed this book. I love the characters as well as the story line. One of the quotes I got from this book is' A man who treated his mother like shit would always treat his wife like a shit' I believe this to be true because I have come across it. It shows how life is like in Nigeria as a woman and what some of them went through by having hard times living by the rules.

    9. Finally a book with a strong female protagonist who overcomes the hardships that are imposed on her by a patriarchal, racist society.

    10. 3.5/5 starsJust one thing, I kept having this feeling like the protagonist was being idealised a little bit. Like she's always perfect and oh her only fault was to be too good and modest and blame herself for everything Yeah, there's something fishy here.

    11. Really enjoyed that one, Adha was such a strong female who tried to survive the new culture she moved to. Her husband was so annoying, however we see and hear of this type of husbands all the time. A great work, excited to discuss it in class!

    12. When the odds are against you, how are you able to move forward in a society that doesn’t accept you? (Sexier Version: Stand in her way—and get smooshed!)In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as part of the colonial educational system, outstanding students from places such as Nigeria traveled to Europe to study. During this time, there were poor education and lack of opportunities for the lower class societies, especially for women. Therefore, in order to fight against the odds and move forward [...]

    13. I had to bear with the first couple of chapters as they read a bit like a summary, but once she gets to chapter three things really kick into gear.This book really made me think about my cultural assumptions and question them. The big theme here is the relationship between citizen and state. To an extent I agree with her in finding the level of the UK's involvement in private life to be bizarre. I know people who have social workers involved in the care of their children and they never question [...]

    14. "She was different. Her children were going to be different. They were all going to be black, they were going to enjoy being black, a black of a different breed."Avere una storia bella e interessante da raccontare, ricca di spunti sul razzismo, sulla parità di genere e tanto altro non è sufficiente. Bisogna anche essere in grado di raccontarla. Bisogna saper usare la lingua, dare un senso al racconto senza relegarlo nel noioso e piatto stile giornalistico degli incapaci. Perché Buchi Emecheta [...]

    15. I actually gave her one star only out of appreciation to her effort and attempt of writing.As interesting as such feminist story can be, a story of self realization out of determination and suffering. Yet, I still see the text lakes the writing sparkling talent. Buchi was a great woman no doubt about it, it's obvious that the story is autobiographical, yet she failed to put on a cohesive texte. We kept on rotating around the bad husband that she should get ride of for almost half of the book. Be [...]

    16. A brilliant book about an iron-willed young African girl, who got married out of convenience and had her unhappy and abusive marriage stand in her way for the most part of her young life. This book's brilliance is in the way in which it questions everything and leaves the reader to judge. From ethnocentrism to racism and from religion to misogyny, Buchi Emecheta phenomenally addresses some touchy issues of British society and Nigerian (especially Igbo)tradition and manages to show the good and b [...]

    17. I didn't know it was an auto - biological story of Buchi Emecheta herself! but close to the end I suspected it already. The book made me think a lot about racism, sexism and the "hetero relationship" with men individually and the intesectionality between them. Adah/Buchi is a second class citizen in Nigeria because she was AFAB and in England as a Nigerian immigrant and at home, as a wife to an egocentric abusive looser of a man. I loved her from the beginning and wished all the book that finall [...]

    18. Wow, Buchi Emecheta tells a powerful story. Her writing style is so interesting; it's clear that English is her second language but her command of the language and her ability to pace her work is amazing, as is the way she describes the most important aspects of scenes to vividly portray her protagonist's emotions. I understand that many of her novels are based loosely on her life. I plan to read the entire oeuvre.

    19. Don't be fooled by the seeming simplicity and bubbling ease of Emecheta's language. Second Class Citizen courses with the baffling persistence of life. Amid all that's stultifying about capital-S Society and capital-C Culture, this novel and its protagonist Adah twist and grow.

    20. The book “Second class citizen” by Buchi Emecheta was published by the African writers Series in 1974. The novel talks about an African woman and her struggles to adapt to the British way of life and deal with racism, poverty and inequality. Buch Emechita, who died due to her health issues after a stroke, hugely contributed to the African literature community.Emechita’s novel “second lass citizens” is an excellent novel, discussing issues like race, domestic violence and inequality. Sh [...]

    21. The book “Second-Class Citizen” written by Buchi Emechta was published in 1974 as part of the African Writers Series. It deals with an african woman migrating to the United Kingdom and her journey as she faces the struggle of being an immigrant there. Lots of the books this author has written include autobiographical elements just as this one does. It basically tells her own life story and portraits her struggle trying to fit in living in the UK. Although in contrary to her character in the [...]

    22. The novel ''Second-class citizen'' was written by Buchi Emecheta in 1984 as a part of the African Writers Series. As many of her other works this is a very auto-biographical literary output and deals with emancipation.The story is about a Nigerian woman who struggles through many stages and problems in her life.The beginning of the book is around the time during the second world war and takes place in Lagos, where a young girl, the protagonist, named Adah lives together with her parents and her [...]

    23. Second-Class Citizen was written by Buchi Emecheta. It is a novel and was published in 1974 and is her second book. Buchi Emechta published over 20 books. The Book is about a touching Story of a strong Nigerian Woman named Adah who has to face different problems like sexism, social acceptance, and her Husband Francis.The story starts out with Adah as a young girl who is stuck at home with her mother who does not pay much attention to her. Adah's brother is at school all day while her father is w [...]

    24. A story of a woman, who will just keep going to get to where she wants to go:She turns up a school, even if girls are not supposed to (and it gets her mother into trouble with the police). She gets into college - even if the relatives she works (slaves?) for after being orphaned does nothing to help her, and she must steal the money for the acceptance test and take the punishment for it. She gets herself a home by marrying. She get's herself and her children to Great Britain even if she is expec [...]

    25. “Second-Class Citizen“ by Buchi Emecheta, published in 1974 as part of the African Writers Series, is a novel about a black woman struggling with her life in the UK, focused of race, poverty and gender. It’s the second novel by Buchi Emecheta and it is partly autobiographical. “Second-Class Citizen” starts with young Adah, a smart girl living in Ibusa, Nigeria, who wants to go to school and gets the opportunity to attend school and even a high-class high school with a scholarship, than [...]

    26. Buchi Emecheta’s novel Second-Class Citizen is an autobiographical take on her experience after leaving Nigeria and moving to England in the sixties. There are so many themes running through this book. But what makes it such a great read is the punchy style of writing that catapults you from page to page. You can’t help but quickly turn the pages to find out what is going to happen next. Adah, the main character, and the hero of this story is going through the kinds of stress that would brea [...]

    27. The Novel „Second-Class Citizen“ by Buchi Emecheta (1944 - 2017) published in 1974 refers to the condition of the protagonist Adah in both her Native Nigerian society and in her African immigration community in Britain.Emecheta is born in Lagos, Nigeria and is a British novelist. She is the author of more than 20 books, including Second-Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and the Joys of Motherhood (1979). Most of her books deal with topics such as child slave [...]

    28. The novel “Second-Class Citizen“ by Buchi Emecheta, published in 1974 as a part of the African Writers Series, is about a Nigerian woman, who leaves her homeland to live in the UK.The protagonist, Adah, is moving from a high class position in her native Nigeria to a very poor class in a predominantly white European society. In Nigeria, she manages it to go to school, because of her strength and her ambitions. Since she was a child, her big dream is to live in the UK. She marries Francis and [...]

    29. i liked the first part, you got to know what the narrator feels like and what was happening. in the second part she had all of a sudden 5 kids - what's the story there? how did she get rid of francis? and though life in the pussy-cat projects was kinda interesting, i felt like lots of stuff was left out and it was a bit harder to understand what was going on and why.

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