A Discourse of Cultural Diffusionism in the writing of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

K. Karthiga, C. Jothi, D. Pandeeswari


This paper exfoliates the diplomatic situation that takes place in the house of Eugene. In third world countries: India, Africa, and Srilanka, etc., terms like culture, tradition, and religion plays a major role in promoting a society. Most of the Africans have a staunch belief in religious practices. Many of the articles mainly focus on the dynamic female characters like Beatrice, Kambili, Ifemelu, Olanna in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s work. When assessing the religious practices. But this paper contracts with the ironic ideas of male characters about ‘religion’ in the novel Purple Hibiscus. A basic concept in every novel of Chimamanda is the role of religion and culture. In the novel, Half of Yellow Sun Odenigbo well-educated man bound himself in the name of religion and unable to rectify the fault. In African tradition, they believe that the supreme power of each tribe is their apical ancestor, who are considered foretellers. Then their way of prayer to God is based on the natural resources. During the colonization, the third world countries experience a different perspective of cultural beliefs and other social structures. This result in a drastic change in the continent in a way that left spaces for trans-culturalism cross-cultural studies, diaspora, etc.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v12n2p141

World Journal of English Language
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