Post colonial perspective through Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi’s Purple Hibiscus


  • M. Nandhini Bharathiar University PG Extension & Research centre, Erode.
  • Dr. S. Suganya Bharathiar University PG Extension & Research centre, Erode.


Male domination, Freedom, Post – colonialism, Violence, Subjugation.


Post – colonial Literature deals with the issues faced by the people after independence. The writers of this genre focused the attention towards the problem of an individual and the society.Major works from the post-colonial writers portrays the sufferings of repressed, alienated, identity crisis etc. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer through her novel PURPLE HIBISCUS explores the concept of an ideal woman irrespective of the nation. Picking up her non – linear writing style, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, portrays clearly the challenges and the tendency of men todehumanise women. The objective of this paper is to address the issue of female subjugation inthe selected novel and how the characters subject to a series of humiliation that leads to aradical approach to gain their freedom.