Bitter Fruit Topics for Discussion

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Compare and contrast how the characters approach the past. Which approach do you think is the best one?

Discuss Michael's transformation in the novel. What causes this transformation? Why do you think it takes the direction it does?

Compare and contrast Michael and Ali Ali. How does Ali Ali influence Michael?

Trace the disintegration of the Ali family. What are some of its causes?

Kate has a different relationship with each member of the family. Discuss these relationships and why each is different.

Do processes like the TRC work? What would the characters of the book say about such an undertaking?

Is Michael's killing of Vinu's father and Du Boise justice or revenge? Discuss your answer.

Discuss how the members of the Ali family deal with their pain over the past. What paths do they each take to try to overcome the past?

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