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Purple Hibiscus Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Purple Hibiscus is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's first book about her experience growing up in Nigeria. Her subsequent novel Half of a Yellow Sun depicts the Biafran war. Her next publication, The Thing Around Your Neck, tells a number of short stories about the Nigerian and immigrant experience. Her critically-acclaimed 2014 novel, Americanah, explores the experience of Nigerian immigrants in America. Finally, her most recent publication, We Should All Be Feminists, is based on her TEDx talk of the same name and discusses issues of feminism and Adichie's own experience as an African feminist. Consider assigning these books to deepen students' understanding of modern Nigerian history and...

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