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Volume 1 Issue 11

April 2015

Adolescent Anguish and Anticipation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus
Ms. K. Sathyapriya, 
Department of English, 
Sri G.V.G. Visalakshi College for Women, 
Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu, India
The fledgling Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus as a coming-of-age novel portrays the sufferings and expectations of the innocent childhood. As a parent every father and mother are supposed to nurture their children with utmost love and protection. Adichie, who has been a privileged child, records the woes of Kambili and Jaja who suffer under the strict rule of their father Eugene, a religious fanatic. The children are most often punished for walking in the path of ungodly. Whereas Kambili’s aunt Ifeoma manages to bring her children with love and order, she is unlike her brother. Kambili admires her aunt and cousins and long to live a life without the interruption of her father’s principles and punishments. The article records the moments of Kambili and Jaja enduring pain, their defiance and urge to fly out.
Adolescent Anguish; Anticipation; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Purple Hibiscus.
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