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The children know better than to discuss purple hibiscus home life with anyone else; "there was so much that we never told.


In a soft, searing voice, Adichie examines the complexities of family, faith and country through the haunted but hopeful eyes of a young girl on the cusp of womanhood.

Aunty Ifeoma is Eugene's only sibling, a tall, striking, intelligent woman who works as a lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

She is highly capable in many aspects of her life, displaying determination and resourcefulness in bringing up her children without a husband.

Though financially struggling, she creates a much happier environment for her children than does her purple hibiscus Eugene for his family. She was married to another professor, Ifediora, until his unfortunate death.

She also is a proud supporter of the Nigerian Pro-Democracy purple hibiscus, which gets her into trouble at her job. Amaka is Ifeoma and Ifediora's only daughter.

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She is Kambili's age, around fifteen, and originally does not like Kambili, believing her to be a snob and jealous of her lavish lifestyle. Purple hibiscus a few weeks of getting to know purple hibiscus other, and after Kambili's most severe beating, Amaka begins to better understand Kambili's condition and they become close friends.

Obiora is the second child and the oldest son of Ifeoma and Ifediora, at around age fourteen.


He wears glasses, and is very good at math. He is reserved, yet often speaks up when he feels someone is wrong, as is seen when purple hibiscus contradicts Chiaku.

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Obiora is also portrayed as the lead male figure in his mother's household. Chima is the youngest of Ifeoma and Ifediora's three children.

Not much is known about this character, apart from the fact that he looks up to Purple hibiscus. Father Amadi is purple hibiscus young priest in the circle of Aunty Ifeoma and her family.

Being youthful, indigenous and well-versed in contemporary life, he could be described as a "new generation" priest, as opposed to white European priests in the country such as Eugene's priest, Father Benedict.


purple hibiscus When Kambili falls in love with Father Amadi, he shows considerable thoughtfulness and honor in the purple hibiscus way he makes it clear to her that, because he is devoted to the church, he will never be able to become her partner.

He loves her, yet he dare not start a relationship with her because of his profession. He becomes socially and spiritually attached with some of the boys that he taught football. He purple hibiscus shown to be a little playful as he challenged Kambili to a sprint, which leads to his telling her that she had good legs for running.

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He also takes her to plait her hair, leading the hair dresser to tell Kambili that no man takes a young lady to plait her hair unless he likes her.

Purple hibiscus is both father and grandfather in the Achike family, being Eugene and Ifeoma's father. He is a kind, loving man rooted in the traditional non-Christian beliefs of his indigenous culture, presenting a marked contrast, in particular, to his son Eugene's adherence to European purple hibiscus and lifestyle.

Ade Coker is the lead editor of Papa's newspaper, The Standard. Purple hibiscus is also the author of rebellious works, which ultimately leads to his death.

Kambili and Jaja visit Papa-Nnukwu briefly. She seems fearless and willing to criticize both Purple hibiscus and the government. Her children—Amaka, Obiora, and Chima—are precocious and outspoken. Ifeoma takes Jaja and Kambili to an Igbo festival.