Purple Hibiscus Discussion Questions

Instructor: Maria Airth

Maria has a Doctorate of Education and over 15 years of experience teaching psychology and math related courses at the university level.

Your students will delve deeply into serious social issues as they read 'Purple Hibiscus.' The discussion questions offered here will guide your students through the book's themes and literary devices while also discussing the social aspects of the story.

Discussing Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie follows a young Nigerian girl's journey through cultural, political and family strife. The work is powerful and emotional, but also filled with scenes that might be triggering to sensitive students and/or students who have dealt with domestic violence.

These discussion questions will guide your high school level students through thoughtful discussions of this important work. As students discuss the concepts and issues raised in the novel, be aware of students who may need extra support through difficult portions of the story.

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