The Unaccounted Voice of Women in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus


  • M. Malini
  • Dr. S. Anitha



Postcolonial Africa, Gender Equality, Unaccounted Voice, Domestic Exploitation, Patriarchal Society.


In our society, values of life is neither constant nor equal to all. Apart from economic conditions, the importance of women in under developing countries still suffers from blind gender disparity. Their voices are always suppressed in family as well as in society. The only solution to raise their importance is at the hand of law. The liberation of women in under developing countries is moving slow like a snail’s journey. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus realistically portrays the suppressed voices of African women through the characters Beatrice Achike-the Mama, Aunty Ifeoma, and Kambili Achike. Dissent is never entertained and taken on the right spirit by any government in the world. And therefore, the emotions and the desires of African women are taken unaccounted. This perhaps is the effect of poor literacy, lack of awareness found in under developing territories of Africa. This theme of the unaccounted voice of women is to be discussed in this research paper.


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Author Biographies

M. Malini

Assistant Professor                                        

Department of English                                               

Saraswathi Narayanan College                                 

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. S. Anitha

Assistant Professor of English

V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women

Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India




How to Cite

Malini , M., & Anitha, D. S. . (2022). The Unaccounted Voice of Women in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 10(7), 43–52.