Born of Ibo parents in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta is widely known for her multilayered stories of black women struggling to maintain their identity and construct viable lives for themselves and their families. She writes, according to The New York Times, with "subtlety, power, and abundant compassion." Her novels include The Slave Girl, The Family, Bride Price, and The Joys of Motherhood.

Second Class Citizen
by Buchi Emecheta

Paperback, 174 pages

ISBN: 978-0-8076-1066-4
$14.95 (Can $19.50)

The poignant story of a resourceful Nigerian woman who overcomes strict tribal domination of women and countless setbacks to achieve and independent life for her and her children. Alice Walker called it, "One of the most informative books about contemporary African life that I have read."