Purple Hibiscus Book Summary and Study Guide

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"Purple Hibiscus" is a complex tale of Kambili, a young girl growing up in Nigeria, in between the old "pagan" ways and her Catholic upbringing. Her life is structured and ruled by her strict Catholic father, however a trip to visit her Auntie in another town shows her another way of living. Kambili has trouble accepting this alternative lifestyle and feels torn between the two. With the help of her brother, auntie, cousins, and a priest, she begins to see other ways of thinking and acting than her father expects. The book also highlights the injustices that have taken place in Nigeria.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   religious influences Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   African Blacks Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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