Day 3

Purple Hibiscus Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does Obiora mean when he says he and Father Amadi are talking about "religion and oppression?"

    In an extended metaphor, Obiora is talking about how you can't separate cowpea flour from palm oil, by which he means how religion and oppression go together. Obiora is suspicious about Father Amadi's missionary work. Probably he thinks that it will inevitably some measure of lying, force, coercion, or deceit.

  2. 2

    What might Kampili mean when she says, “I could not reconcile the blond Christ hanging on the burnished cross in St. Agnes and the sting-scarred legs of those boys?"

    Father Amadi sees the face of Christ in the face of the poor boys who play soccer....

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