Answer any three questions from the list for your book
Questions for Heart Berries
- What is the importance or significant of intergenerational trauma that Mailhot writes about? Discuss the horror that was her early years—a childhood marked with addiction, poverty, and abuse.
- In what way is Mailhot’s story reflective Adichie’s concept of the danger of a single story? In what way is Mailhot breaking stereotypes of Indians?
- In the essay “Indian Sick,” what are the multiple diagnoses Mailhot receives in the hospital? What is the significance of these diagnoses?
- What is the significance of the title Heart Berries?
- Mailhot uses time as a strategy in her writing. What is her purpose in shifting time so fluidly and jumping back and forth in time in her narrative?