The Question and Answer section for Purple Hibiscus is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Building identity, coming of age, with an abusive religious zealot makes up the main conflict in the story. Kambili and Jaja both come of age in Purple Hibiscus as a result of their experiences. The book opens with Jaja rebelling against his...
I don't thing you can generalize Eugene's traits to priests today. Eugene had a lot of personal and obsessive issues that clouded his judgment.
Papa was abusive to mama. She puts up with his violent and emotional abuse but cannot accept the abuse being directed at her children. Mama feels she has no option but to kill her husband to safeguard her children.