The Ups and Downs of the Nigerian Society: A Satirical View on Socio-political Matters in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus (2004) and Sefi Atta’s a Bit of Difference (2013)

Babacar Diakhate

Abstract


This paper aims to show the objectivity of Nigerian writers by portraying the ups and downs of their society. Indeed, in Sefi Atta’s a Bit of Difference and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus, the authors have done a diagnosis without complaisance of the bottlenecks that impede Nigeria from moving forwards.   It also demonstrates that feminist activism can challenge a political military power. It finally displays that violence at universities; social injustice, corruption and mediocrity are the evils that characterized the Nigerian society.

Keywords


activism; patriotism; education; corruption; mediocrity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33258/birci.v2i2.231

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