THE CLASH BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND MODERN BELIEFS AS FOUND IN CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS

Roshni Celin

Abstract


Chimamanda Adichie, who won the Orange Price for fiction, was a great admirer of Chinua Achebe, the renowned Nigerian writer. Her work Purple Hibiscus garnered rave reviews due to its perceptive characterization and evocate portrayal of a fifteen year old girl’s decisive intellectual awakening .It also compellingly etches the constant conflicts between people who adhered to ancient customs and rituals as symbolized by Papa Nnukwu and those who follow modern yet tyrannical faith and customs as ideally portrayed through Kambili’s father. This analysis seeks to illuminate such clashes as evidenced in the novel.

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Adichie, C. (2014). Purple Hibiscus. mumbai: Harper Perennial.


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