Second Class Citizen is a novel by Buchi Emecheta. It was published in the United Kingdom in 1974, and in the United States in 1975. This novel tells the story of Adah Ofili-Obi, an Ibo Nigerian woman with ambitions to attend school, emigrate to the U.K., and become a writer. Achieving her dreams turns out to be more complicated than she expects, as Adah must contend with virulent racism in the U.K. and an abusive husband, but she perseveres. The novel explores themes such as immigration, sexism, and racism.