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COMMENT ON HOW ADICHIE PRESENTS THE CONFLICT BETWEEN OPPOSING IDEAS IN `PURPLE HIBISCUS'

Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie began her debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, with the
universally recognisable "things started to fall apart at home...". It is uncertain whether this opening
line was purely coincidental or the carefully planned ploy by…

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struggling, she creates a much happier environment for her children than does her brother Eugene
for his family. Beatrice, mother and wife in the Achike family, is a quiet, maternal figure for much of
the novel, presenting a softer, warmer presence in the home in contrast to the often dictatorial…

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