Philip Allan Literature Guide for GCSE Purple Hibiscus

Philip Allan Literature Guide  for GCSE   Purple Hibiscus
Author: Susan Elkin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-12-21
ISBN: 1444153846
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philip Allan Literature Guide for GCSE Purple Hibiscus Book Excerpt:

Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) provide exam-focused analysis of popular set texts to give students the very best chance of achieving the highest grades possible. Designed to be used throughout the course or as revision before the exam, this full colour text provides: thorough commentary outlining the plot and structure and exploring the themes, style, characters and context of the text exemplar A*- and C-grade answers to exam-style questions, with examiner's comments, exam and essay-writing advice assessment objectives for each exam board, highlighting the specific skills that students need to develop 'Grade booster' boxes with tips on how to move between grades 'Pause for thought' boxes to make students consider their own opinions on the text Key quotations memorise and use in the exams Each guide comes with free access to a website with further revision aids, including interactive quizzes, a forum for students to share their ideas, useful web links plus additional exam-style questions and answers with examiner's comments and expert advice.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Analysis

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 2808013000
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Analysis Book Excerpt:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Purple Hibiscus with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which follows 15-year-old Kambili as she learns to shake off the authority of her devout but violent and controlling father Eugene and voice her own opinions. The novel paints a vivid portrait of the religious and political tensions that divide postwar Nigeria, and stands out for its emphasis on the rediscovery of the country’s Igbo heritage. Purple Hibiscus is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s first novel; she is also known for her award-winning novels Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, and for her 2014 essay We Should All Be Feminists, adapted from her popular TEDx talk of the same name. Find out everything you need to know about Purple Hibiscus in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2012-04-17
ISBN: 1616202424
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Hibiscus Book Excerpt:

“One of the most vital and original novelists of her generation.” —Larissa MacFarquhar, The New Yorker From the bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home—a home that is silent and suffocating. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father’s authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins’ laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.

Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women s Writing

Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women s Writing
Author: Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo,Gina Wisker
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2010-01
ISBN: 9042029358
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women s Writing Book Excerpt:

This volume brings a variety of new approaches and contexts to modem and contemporary women's writing. Contributors include both new and well-established scholars from Europe, Australia, the USA , and the Caribbean. Their essays draw on, adapt, and challenge anthropological perspectives on rites of passage derived from the work of Arnold van Gennep and Victor Turner. Collectively, the essays suggest that women's writing and women's experiences from diverse cultures go beyond any straightforward notion of a threefold structure of separation, transition, and incorporation. Some essays include discussion of traditional rites of passage such as birth, motherhood, marriage, death, and bereavement; others are interested in exploring less traditional, more fluid, and/or problematic rites such as abortion, living with HI V/AIDS, and coming into political consciousness. Contributors seek ways of linking writing on rites of passage to feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theories which foreground margins, borders, and the outsider. The three opening essays explore the work of the Zimbabwean writer Yvonne Vera, whose groundbreaking work explored taboo subjects such as infanticide and incest. A wide range of other essays focus on writers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. including Jean Rhys, Bharati Mukherjee, Arundhati Roy, Jean Arasanayagam, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, and Eva Sallis. Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of postcolonial and modern and contemporary women's writing, and to students on literature and women's studies courses who want to study women's writing from a cross-cultural perspective and from different theoretical positions. Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo is Head of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focus is on African literature (particularly Zimbabwean), contemporary women's writing, and postcolonial cinemas. Gina Wisker is Professor of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature at the University of Brighton, where she teaches literature, is the head of the centre for learning and teaching, and pursues her research interests in postcolonial women's writing.

Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus
Author: Adichie,Chimamanda Ngozi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780007272358
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works
Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2010
ISBN: 143812970X
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work is an invaluable guide to the work of English-language fiction writers born since 1960. Coverage includes some of the most vital and appealing writers working today, such as Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers. Containing more than 200 entries written by literary scholars, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-Speaking literary world.

Transatlantic Feminisms

Transatlantic Feminisms
Author: Cheryl R. Rodriguez,Dzodzi Tsikata,Akosua Adomako Ampofo
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2015-03-18
ISBN: 1498507174
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transatlantic Feminisms Book Excerpt:

Transatlantic Feminisms is an interdisciplinary collection of original feminist research on women’s lives in Africa and the African diaspora. Demonstrating the power and value of transcontinental connections and exchanges between feminist thinkers, this unique collection of fifteen essays addresses the need for global perspectives on gender, ethnicity, race and class. Examining diverse topics and questions in contemporary feminist research, the authors describe and analyze women’s lives in a host of vibrant, compelling locations. There are essays exploring women’s political activism in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Santo Domingo, Jamaica and Tanzania. Other essays explore representation and creativity in Brazil, Nigeria, and Miami. While one essay examines African women as conflicted immigrants in France, another recounts the experiences of Haitian women trying to survive in the Dominican Republic. Core themes of the book include the evolution of black feminism; black feminist political leadership; the politics of identity and representation; and struggles for agency and survival. These themes are interwoven throughout the volume and illuminate different geographic and cultural experiences, yet very similar oppressive forces and forms of resistance.

A New Generation of African Writers

A New Generation of African Writers
Author: Brenda Cooper
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1847010768
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Generation of African Writers Book Excerpt:

Discusses the literature of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Leila Aboulela, Biyi Bandele, Moses Isegawa, and Jamal Mahjoub.

Routledge Handbook of African Literature

Routledge Handbook of African Literature
Author: Moradewun Adejunmobi,Carli Coetzee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2019-03-13
ISBN: 1351859374
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of African Literature Book Excerpt:

The turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed an expansion of critical approaches to African literature. The Routledge Handbook of African Literature is a one-stop publication bringing together studies of African literary texts that embody an array of newer approaches applied to a wide range of works. This includes frameworks derived from food studies, utopian studies, network theory, eco-criticism, and examinations of the human/animal interface alongside more familiar discussions of postcolonial politics. Every chapter is an original research essay written by a broad spectrum of scholars with expertise in the subject, providing an application of the most recent insights into analysis of particular topics or application of particular critical frameworks to one or more African literary works. The handbook will be a valuable interdisciplinary resource for scholars and students of African literature, African culture, postcolonial literature and literary analysis. Chapter 4 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138713864_oachapter4.pdf

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee s Disgrace and Other Works

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee   s Disgrace and Other Works
Author: Laura Wright,Jane Poyner,Elleke Boehmer
Publsiher: Modern Language Association
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1603291776
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee s Disgrace and Other Works Book Excerpt:

The novels of the South African writer J. M. Coetzee won him global recognition and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His work offers substantial pedagogical richness and challenges. Coetzee treats such themes as race, aging, gender, animal rights, power, violence, colonial history and accountability, the silent or silenced other, sympathy, and forgiveness in an allusive and detached prose that avoids obvious answers or easy ethical reassurance. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," identifies secondary materials, including multimedia and Internet resources, that will help instructors guide their students through the contextual and formal complexities of Coetzee's fiction. In part 2, "Approaches," essays discuss how to teach works that are sometimes suspicious of teachers and teaching. The essays aim to help instructors negotiate Coetzee's ironies and allegories in his treatment of human relationships in a changing South Africa and of the shifting connections between human beings and the biosphere.

Childhood in Contemporary Diasporic African Literature

Childhood in Contemporary Diasporic African Literature
Author: Christopher E. W. Ouma
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN: 3030362566
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Childhood in Contemporary Diasporic African Literature Book Excerpt:

This book examines the representation of figures, memories and images of childhood in selected contemporary diasporic African fiction by Adichie, Abani, Wainaina and Oyeyemi. The book argues that childhood is a key framework for thinking about contemporary African and African Diasporic identities. It argues that through the privileging of childhood memory, alternative conceptions of time emerge in this literature, and which allow African writers to re-imagine what family, ethnicity, nation means within the new spaces of diaspora that a majority of them occupy. The book therefore looks at the connections between childhood, space, time and memory, childhood gender and sexuality, childhoods in contexts of war, as well as migrant childhoods. These dimensions of childhood particularly relate to the return of the memory of Biafra, the figures of child soldiers, memories of growing up in Cold War Africa, queer boyhoods/sonhood as well as experiences of migration within Africa, North America and Europe.

Stylistic Approaches to Nigerian Fiction

Stylistic Approaches to Nigerian Fiction
Author: D. Tunca
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1137264411
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stylistic Approaches to Nigerian Fiction Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the discipline of stylistics, this book introduces a series of methodological tools and applies them to works by well-known Nigerian writers, including Abani, Adichie and Okri. In doing so, it demonstrates how attention to form fosters understanding of content in their work, as well as in African and postcolonial literatures more widely.

Focus on Nigeria

Focus on Nigeria
Author: Gordon Collier
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9401208476
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus on Nigeria Book Excerpt:

This issue of Matatu offers cutting-edge studies of contemporary Nigerian literature, a selection of short fiction and poetry, and a range of essays on various themes of political, artistic, socio-linguistic, and sociological interest. Contributions on theatre focus on the fool as dramatic character and on the feminist theatre of exclusion (Tracie Uto-Ezeajugh). Several essays examine the poetry of Hope Eghagha and the Delta writer Tanure Ojaide. Studies of the prose fiction of Chinua Achebe, Tayo Olafioye, Uwem Akpan, and Chimamanda Adichie are complemented by a searching exposé of the exploitation of Ayi Kwei Armah on the part of the metropolitan publishing world and by a recent interview with the poet Jumoko Verissimo. Traditional culture is considered in articles on historical sites in Ile-Ife, witchcraft in Etsako warfare, and the Awonmili women’s collective in Awka. Linguistically oriented studies consider political speeches, drug advertising, and Yoruba anthroponyms. Performance-focused essays focus on Emirate court spectacle (durbar), Yoruba drum poetry in contemporary media, gospel music, indigenization and islamization of military music, and the role of the filmmaker. Contributions of broader relevance deal with Islamic components of Nigerian culture, the decline of the educational system, and the socio-economic impact of acquisitive culture.

Dealing with Evils

Dealing with Evils
Author: Annie Gagiano
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 3838266870
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women s Literature

Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women   s Literature
Author: Chielozona Eze
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 3319409220
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women s Literature Book Excerpt:

This book proposes feminist empathy as a model of interpretation in the works of contemporary Anglophone African women writers. The African woman’s body is often portrayed as having been disabled by the patriarchal and sexist structures of society. Returning to their bodies as a point of reference, rather than the postcolonial ideology of empire, contemporaryAfrican women writers demand fairness and equality. By showing how this literature deploys imaginative shifts in perspective with women experiencing unfairness, injustice, or oppression because of their gender, Chielozona Eze argues that by considering feminist empathy, discussions open up about how this literature directly addresses the systems that put them in disadvantaged positions. This book, therefore, engages a new ethical and human rights awareness in African literary and cultural discourses, highlighting the openness to reality that is compatible with African multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and increasingly cosmopolitan communities.

Dictators Dictatorship and the African Novel

Dictators  Dictatorship and the African Novel
Author: Robert Spencer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN: 3030665569
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictators Dictatorship and the African Novel Book Excerpt:

This book examines the representation of dictators and dictatorships in African fiction. It examines how the texts clarify the origins of postcolonial dictatorships and explore the shape of the democratic-egalitarian alternatives. The first chapter explains the ‘neoliberal’ period after the 1970s as an effective ‘recolonization’ of Africa by Western states and international financial institutions. Dictatorship is theorised as a form of concentrated economic and political power that facilitates Africa’s continued dependency in the context of world capitalism. The deepest aspiration of anti-colonial revolution remains the democratization of these authoritarian states inherited from the colonial period. This book discusses four novels by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Ahmadou Kourouma, Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in order to reveal how their themes and forms dramatize this unfinished struggle between dictatorship and radical democracy.

Trauma and Transformation in African Literature

Trauma and Transformation in African Literature
Author: J. Roger Kurtz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-05
ISBN: 1315467518
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma and Transformation in African Literature Book Excerpt:

This book fills a gap in the field of contemporary trauma studies by interrogating the relevance of trauma for African literatures. Kurtz argues that a thoughtful application of trauma theory in relation to African literatures is in fact a productive exercise, and furthermore that the benefits of this exercise include not only what it can do for African literature, but also what it can do for trauma studies. He makes the case for understanding trauma healing within the larger project of peacebuilding, with an emphasis on the transformative potential of what he terms the African moral imagination as embodied in the creative work of its writers. He offers readings of selected works by Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Adichie, and Nuruddin Farah as case studies for how African literature can influence our understanding of trauma and trauma healing. This will be a valuable volume for those with interests in current trends and developments in trauma studies, African literary studies, postcolonial studies, and memory studies.

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion
Author: Susan M. Felch
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-12
ISBN: 1316757269
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion Book Excerpt:

Each essay in this Companion examines one or more literary texts and a religious tradition to illustrate how we can understand both literature and religion better by looking at them in tandem. Unlike most literature and religion books, which tend to focus on Christianity and take a highly theoretical approach inappropriate for non-specialists, The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion offers an accessible treatment of both Dharmic and Abrahamic traditions. It provides close readings of texts rather than surveys of large topics, making it an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students of literature and religion.

Postcolonial Representation of the African Woman in the Selected Works of Ngugi and Adichie

Postcolonial Representation of the African Woman in the Selected Works of Ngugi and Adichie
Author: Eren Bolat
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2022-03-07
ISBN: 1527581691
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonial Representation of the African Woman in the Selected Works of Ngugi and Adichie Book Excerpt:

Until the lives and issues of African women arrived on the agenda of postcolonial writers, African women, who continued their lives under double colonization by patriarchy and dominant powers, did not have much standing in literary works and in the world of literature. Postcolonial African women have often been represented as weak, subaltern, and speechless by western writers, and have even been underrepresented by some postcolonial writers. This book shows how the African woman, who is usually represented in clichéd and stereotyped forms, is depicted a versatile way in Ngugi and Adichie’s novels.

Postcolonial English Literature Theory and Practice

Postcolonial English Literature  Theory and Practice
Author: Dipak Giri
Publsiher: Authorspress, New Delhi, India
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9387651983
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonial English Literature Theory and Practice Book Excerpt:

About the book: Postcolonial English Literatute that has gained wide currency as a theoretical as well as critical approach to postmodernist literature in English owed much to writings of Chinua Achebe and Nadine Gordimer who were the trendsetters. Since then it has been growing in rapid number and many writers alongwith theorists like Edward Said, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Bill Ashcroft and Homi K Bhabha from across the globe have started writing their theory as well as literature. Writers from Africa and the Caribbean, South Asia, mostly from Indian subcontinent, New Zealand, England and Ireland are taking interest in this area of study. Now the area of postcolonial English literature has become so broad and ever-expanding that the task of encompassing it in an anthology has become a tough work. Still the present anthology is an endeavour from the part of authors and contributors to comprise the ever-widening area of postcolonial English literature into twenty one well written chapters of different perspectives which the authors hopefully see serve the window through which the glimpses of many unexplored regions of this area of study will be caught. About the Editor: Dipak Giri- M.A. (Double), B.Ed. - is a Ph. D. Research Scholar in Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur (W.B.). He is working as an Assistant Teacher in Katamari High School (H.S.), Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He is an Academic Counsellor in Netaji Subhas Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He was formerly Part-Time Lecturer in Cooch Behar College, Vivekananda College and Thakur Panchanan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal and worked as a Guest Lecturer in Dewanhat College, West Bengal. He has the credit of qualifying U.G.C.-N.E.T. two times. He has attended seminars on national and state levels sponsored by U.G.C. Along with this book on Postcolonial English Literature, he has also edited two books on Indian English drama, entitled Indian English Drama: Themes and Techniques and Indian English Novel, entitled Indian English Novel: Styles and Motives. He is a well-known academician and has published many scholarly research articles in books and journals of both national and international repute. His area of studies includes Post-Colonial Literature, Indian Writing in English, Dalit Literature, Feminism and Gender Studies.