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In literature, writers often employ symbols of nature to exhibit their emotion and reflection. The present work examines how African literature gives importance to nature symbols in reference to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus. It is Adichie's debut novel published in 2003. Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus explores the life of a wealthy Nigerian family with the protagonist Kambili, a young girl who tries to find her own voice in an oppressive society and home. By using nature related symbols, Adichie makes her novel highly moving and her profound ideas reach the readers easily and convincingly.

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