Local Colour in Adichie's Purple Hibiscus

  • ANTHONY JAMES
Keywords: Adichie, Purple Hibiscus, Literature, English Language, Colour.

Abstract

The vibrancy and universal acknowledgment of Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus underscores the mark most Nigerian writers have attained since the
emergence of Achebe's Things Fall Apart in 1958. The seemingly acclamation of Purple Hibiscus can be attributed to the simplicity of Adichie's narration and her use of language. These two footages are footprints of the old stock, especially in the works of Achebe. Similarly, it is these two qualities that give Purple Hibiscus the aesthetics of place and location. These are distinctive of a particular region, such as Thomas Hardy's Wessex or Rudyard Kipling's India.

Published
2018-04-12
Section
Articles