Purple Hibiscus

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The purple hibiscus, the symbol that gives the novel its title, is a flower growing in Aunty Ifeoma’s garden. It was created by her botanist friend, as hibiscuses aren’t usually purple. Jaja is struck… (read full symbol analysis)
Mama has some beloved ceramic figurines of ballet dancers that she keeps on the étagerè. She always polishes them meticulously after Papa beats her. Mama, Kambili, and Jaja never speak aloud of Papa’s violence… (read full symbol analysis)