Purple Hibiscus: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Purple Hibiscus: Tier 2 Vocabulary

  Vocabulary Definition 1 Penitent Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds 2 Lineage Tracking of direct descent and ancestry usually for pedigree 3 Reverence A feeling of profound respect for someone or something 4 Benevolence Kind and fair with power 5 Disconsolately Grief-stricken loneliness 6 Indigenous Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native [...]

Purple Hibiscus: Tier 2 Vocabulary

  Vocabulary Definition 1 Penitent Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds 2 Lineage Tracking of direct descent and ancestry usually for pedigree 3 Reverence A feeling of profound respect for someone or something 4 Benevolence Kind and fair with power 5 Disconsolately Grief-stricken loneliness 6 Indigenous Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native [...]

Purple Hibiscus: Low-stakes Revision Quizzing

Purple Hibiscus: Low-stakes Revision Quizzing

Purple Hibiscus: Low-stakes Revision Quizzing for A-level Examinations Week 1: Explain the quotation: You must include consideration of characterisation, themes, structure of the novel, context and offer one other linking quote. “I wished Amaka would keep her voice low. I was not used to this king of conversation at the table.” p.97 “She said ‘teenagers’ [...]

How does Adichie present Papa’s relationships in Purple Hibiscus

  Eugene Achike is presented as both a despotic tyrant and a vulnerable man desperately seeking the approval that he believes lies in the Catholic religion of “absolutist purity”[1], and leads him to perpetuate the same patriarchal abusive relationships on his own family as a result. Eugene is “her [Kambili’s] personal household god” and is [...]

How are themes of colonialism, freedom and tyranny presented in the opening chapters of ‘Purple Hibiscus’?

Chimamanda Adichie attempts to “delve into the violence, corruption, and hopelessness of Nigeria…under Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha”[1] through the mirroring of Kambili’s father as well as the burgeoning development of Kambili herself. Which is, indirectly, in conflict with this restrictive regime both externally as a representation of Nigeria’s post-colonial civil wars and internally, [...]

Critical Responses to Purple Hibiscus

Critical Responses to Purple Hibiscus

"The author's straightforward prose captures the tragic riddle of a man who has made an unquestionably positive contribution to the lives of strangers while abandoning the needs of those who are closest to him." The New York Times Book Review   "At once the portrait of a country and a family, of terrible choices and [...]