Feminist Book Club - Second-Class Citizen
Join us at the Astoria Bookshop for our new Feminist Mosaic Reading Group. Each month we’ll read a book and examine it through the lens of modern feminism. For our second group meeting, we will be discussing Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta. All women and allies, teens and up, are welcome to join this group. We will also be accepting diapers and feminine hygiene products to donate to local women's shelters.
Over the course of the series, we’ll read books from a variety of women writers and use them as a springboard to explore a wide range of women’s issues, including reproductive rights, equity in the workplace and school, intersectional feminism, and body image and self-care.
In Buchi Emecheta's autobiographical novel Second Class Citizen, Adah Obi is possessed of a rare conviction of her own intelligence and worth, and she perseveres in working for the education and respect she knows she deserves. The reader follows her from her childhood in Nigeria, where she must convince her family that allowing her to go to school is a good idea, through her young marriage and emigration to frigid, rainy England, where she learns that the status she had earned at home means nothing. The novel touches on feminism, patriarchy, racism, colonialism, and immigrants' issues--all with a surprisingly light and buoyant flavor. Adah is a character you will love getting to know. Come join us Saturday, March 25th at 1:00 pm as we discuss this affecting and empowering novel.
Led by Jen Adams.