Aishah Ayman 201050198 Dr. Marlene Allen LIT 300 27 November 2016 Annotated Bibliography Ann, Ibeku Ijeoma. "Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and the Issue of Feminism in African Novel." Journal of Literature and Art Studies, 2015, pp. 426-437. Adichie 's Purple Hibiscus is a women 's activist work that difficulties the dehumanizing inclinations of the menfolk as clear in the character of Mama (Beatrice Achike) who in the long run uncovered the African origination of a perfect lady who keeps stupid even notwithstanding mortification, exploitation, and ruthlessness in order to be seen as a decent lady.
This reigns true for Kambili, the protagonist , and Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda N. Adichie. Purple Hibiscus is a novel about the coming of age of a young girl named Kambili Achike. Adichie captivates the reader by her heavy use of imagery and symbolism. Throughout the story, Kambili overcomes hardships and obstacles thrown at her by her father.
In Nigeria domestic violence rate was 21% in 2011, then it raised 9% to 30% in 2013. Like in the book Purple Hibiscus main character Kambili and her family is getting abused by the father. Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In the story follows the life of the main character Kambili and her family. In Purple Hibiscus Kambili’s father Papa is abusing her and the rest of the family.
Purple Hibiscus begins with reference to Chinua Achebe, "Things began to fall apart at home when my brother, Jaja, did not go to communion and Papa flung his heavy missal across the room and broke the figurines on the étagère." The novel tracks this family as the chilly, icebound order begins to break down, and something new replaces it. Visiting their aunt and her three children, Kambili and Jaja get a chance to see how a more ordinary, relaxed family functions. They come to know their "heathen" grandfather, whom Eugene will not see because he insists on practicing his traditional Igbo
Purple Hibiscus is the first novel and Bildungsroman written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The story is set in Enugu, a city in post-colonial Nigeria during the civil war in 1960. The Nigerian households in the 1960s worked in a patrilineal manner where the father is the head of the household and he is obeyed. The wife and children have little say and the wife is only seen has the one who gives the man his children (Qualls, A). The main character and also the narrator, Kambili Achike explains what it is like living under the roof of her patriarchal Father, Eugene Achike.
While the focus is Purple Hibiscus is admittedly the national, the transnational dimension represents an important narrative bypath. This is the case with Purple Hibiscus as well: in Ouma’s words, the novel is “informed by the experiences of movement and contact with other words”(49). kambili’s father’s sister, aunty Ifeoma, works as a lecturer at Nsukka University, where the country’s flaws are flagrantly visible: unpaid salaries, authoritarian management, and career stagnation are driving staff members into exile. The idea of leaving raises diverse feelings in kambili’s cousins. The oldest cousin, Amaka, feels that leaving means running away, and she asks her brother whether the problems of the crisis-ridden country cannot be fixed.
Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus is not only express the story of Eugene’s violence but also institutional and national also. Aunty Ifeoma and other lecturers who are tracked by the Sole Administrator and they are harassed and thrown out of the system. Papa- Eugene family’s bitter experiences are co-existed with the society’s illegal activities. On the day of Pentecost Sunday carries two brutal incidents. The first incident is Beatrice miscarriage and the second one is the public execution of three drug dealers.
Literary Analysis: “The Scarlet Ibis” People push hard on the people they love because they themselves are selfish. Relationships with family can be complicated just like in the story “the Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst when the main character was so embarrassed by his little brother that it killed his brother. The theme that pride can be dangerous is seen through the important statements of the story. The narrator pushes his little brother so much that he ends up dying. Are families just something people can just throw away?
Is Religion portrayed as an evil and enslaving tool that hurts and breaks relationships? Purple Hibiscus is a novel written by renowned Nigerian author,”Ngozi Adichie.” The novel takes place in Nigeria and there are two distinct families of the same bloodline who have radically different traditions and ways of life. A number of crucial themes sprung up from these two families such as dictatorship, faith, love and much more. The majority of themes that are present in the book reflect and allude to the postcolonial state of Nigeria. The postcolonial state of Nigeria was very militarial and authoritarian.
Purple Hibiscus, written by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, is a novel set in post-colonial Nigeria where the protagonist, 15-year-old Kambili struggles growing up torn between two contrasting beliefs; Igbo traditionalism and western Catholicism. Religion as many believe is the hope in a power greater than ones self. It is also a means of worship, moreover as means of people uniting together as one and believing in one God. Religion is a very important aspect and can certainly impact and influence a person’s mentality. Adichie uses two conflicting religions to show the development of Kambili’s character and maturity, as well as explore the tension that is forced unto the her throughout the novel.