Day 5

Purple Hibiscus Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Adichie and Achebe

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    To synthesize two texts by comparing and contrasting Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Common Core Standards:



    Have students read this New Yorker article about Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe: Adichie has called fellow Nigerian novelist Achebe a mentor. Though Achebe is about 37 yeas her senior, Adichie lived in Achebe's house for a while and drew inspiration from his book; the first line of Purple Hibiscus, "Things started to fall apart at home...," pays homage to Achebe's classic 1958 novel, ...

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