From double colonization to double commitment: A study of Chimamanda ngozi adichie’s purple hibiscus and buchi Emecheta’s in the ditch
Mansour Gueye, Ousmane Traore
This paper addresses the female subjugation in two African female writers’ works, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and Buchi Emecheta’s In the Ditch. It hinges on the issue of women through the major axes of patriarchy, as a whole, and the counterbalance of women as regards their empowerment, but beyond that, the social agenda they come up with in the building and fostering of female leadership thoroughly ingrained in postcolonial feminism. The novelty of the study resides in its aim to give insights in how the two writers connive, through female characterization, to define a prototype-literary discourse woven from self-development, friendship and solidarity to a fuller socially-oriented discourse.