Purple Hurbiscus Important Quotes

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PURPLE HIBISCUS SUPER QUOTES
BREAKING GODS
Things started to fall apart at home when my brother, Jaja, did not go to communion and Papa flung
his heavy missal across the room and broke the figurines on the étagère.
= JAJA VS PAPA / RELIGION AND VIOLENCE
Have a love sip, he would say, and Jaja would go first. Then I would hold the cup with both hands and
raise it to my lips. One sip. The tea was always too hot, always burned my tongue, it burned Papa's
love into me.
= KAMBILI VS PAPA / VIOLENCE
SPEAKING WITH OUR SPIRITS
Papa liked order. It showed even in the schedules themselves, the way his meticulously drawn lines,
in black ink, cut across each day, separating study from siesta, siesta from family time, family time
from eating, eating from prayer, prayer from sleep.
= KAMBILI AND JAJA VS PAPA / FAMILY LIFE
But I had come second. I was stained by failure.
= KAMBILI VS PAPA / FAMILY LIFE AND GROWING UP
That night, I fell asleep hugging close the image of Papa's face lit up, the sound of Papa's voice telling
me how proud of me he was, how I had fulfilled God's purpose for me.
= KAMBILI VS PAPA / FAMILY LIFE
Her laughter floated upstairs into the living room, where I sat reading. I had not heard it in two years,
but I would know that cackling, hearty sound anywhere.
= AUNTY IFEOMA ­SHE IS NOT LIKE ANY MODEST/HUMBLE WOMAN
I watched their lips as they spoke; Mama's bare lips were pale compared to Aunty Ifeoma's, covered
in a shiny bronze lipstick.
= AUNTY IFEOMA AND MAMA / CONTRAST BETWEEN THE TWO WOMAN
Amaka was a thinner, teenage copy of her mother. She walked and talked even faster and with more
purpose than Aunty Ifeoma did. Only her eyes were different; they did not have the unconditional
warmth of Aunty Ifeoma's. They were quizzical eyes, eyes that asked many questions and did not
accept many answers.
= AMAKA - CONTRAST BETWEEN HER AND KAMBILI
I wanted to talk with them, to laugh with them so much that I would start to jump up and down in one
place the way they did, but my lips held stubbornly together. I did not want to stutter, so I started to
cough and then ran out and into the toilet.

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PURPLE HIBISCUS SUPER QUOTES
= KAMBILI / FATHER AMADI ­ GROWING UP ­ KAMBILI HAS BEEN BRAINWASHED SHE CANT EVEN
SPEAK TO HIM
Aunty Ifeoma's eyes hardened - she was not looking at Amaka, she was looking at me. "O ginidi,
Kambili, have you no mouth? Talk back to her!"
= KAMBILI/AUNTY IFEOMA/ AMAKA - GROWING UP
He was crying now, tears streaming down his face. I saw the moist steam before I saw the water.…read more

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