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Purple Hibiscus
Teacher Resource
by Nikki Copitch and Kate Hibbs
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Extracts from Purple Hibiscus ( Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Authors: Nikki Copitch and Kate Hibbs.

Introduction4
Wider reading5
Historical context6

Overview7
Mark Scheme8-9

Sequence 1: Context and Language10-11

Resource A: World map12
Resource B: Map of Africa13
Resource C: Map of Nigeria14
Resource D: Extracts – Setting15
Resource E: First Impressions16

Sequence 2: Love17-19

Resource F: Extract: Love20

Sequence 3: Conflict21-22

Resource G: Images of Nigerian life 23-25
Resource H: Extract – Influence and society26
Resource I: Keyword circles27
Resource J: Extract – themes28
Resource K: Word association 29

Sequence 4: Identity30-32
Resource L: Identity disks33
Resource M: Extract – Presenting the narrator34Resource N: Extract - Change35Resource O: Extract - Change and Location36

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About the book

Purple Hibiscus is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s first novel and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2004 and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, longlisted for the Booker Prize and was winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy ward for debut fiction.

Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is constrained by the high walls of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, although generous and well-respected in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home.

When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father, involved in mysterious ways with the unfolding political crisis, sends Kambili and her brother away to their aunt's. Here she discovers love and a life beyond the confines of her father's authority. The visit will lift the silence from her world and, in time, reveal aterrible, bruising secret at the heart of her family. [pic]

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