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Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective

Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya.

Abstract
It is an established knowledge that over the years, women in the world, and in Africa, in particular, have suffered a painful infliction of gender-based oddities from, mainly, their male counterparts. In Africa, these misogynistic tendencies are usually heightened by the misappropriation of cultural values by some parochial individuals for their own selfish benefit. This paper endeavours to cultivate the spirit of African national unity by eradicating gender complexities through employing Adichie‟s Purple Hibiscus (2003) as a mirror. It is undergirded by the Womanist theory with qualitative research approach as its anchor. Purple Hibiscus was purposively sampled from other novels by Adichie because of its aptness to the study. Narrative textual analysis was used to examine the novel. Adichie‟s novel proposes to policy crafters in Africa to enhance their gender policies with water-tight clauses which should aim to equip women for a united Africa

Key words: national unity, complexities, womanist theory, misogynistic, cultivate, gender policies


 
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Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya. Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 351-359. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.39


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Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya. Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=71866 [Access: May 31, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.39


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Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya. Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 351-359. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.39



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya. Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective. JCR. (2021), [cited May 31, 2021]; 8(2): 351-359. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.39



Harvard Style

Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya (2021) Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective. JCR, 8 (2), 351-359. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.39



Turabian Style

Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya. 2021. Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 351-359. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.39



Chicago Style

Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya. "Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 351-359. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.39



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya. "Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 351-359. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.39



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Lethabo Masha, M Mogoboya (2021) Nurturing African National Unity by Decimating Gender Vulnerabilities through Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: a Womanist perspective. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 351-359. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.39