Purple Hibiscus: A Novel

By | June 20, 2017
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN-10 1616202416
ISBN-13 9781616202415
Year 2012-04-17
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Algonquin Books
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Fifteen year old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu Nigeria They live in beautiful house with a caring family and attend an exclusive missionary school They re completely shielded from the troubles of the world Yet as Kambili reveals in her tender voiced account things are less perfect than they appear Although her Papa is generous and well respected he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home a home that is silent and suffocating As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt a university professor outside the city where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father s authority Books cram the shelves curry and nutmeg permeate the air and their cousins laughter rings throughout the house When they return home tensions within the family escalate and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence the powerful bonds of family and the bright promise of freedom

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