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’... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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