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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 1565123875 9781565123878
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From the outside, fifteen-year-old Kambili has the perfect life. She lives in a beautiful house, has a caring family, and attends an exclusive missionary school. Shes completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less than perfect in her wealthy Nigerian home. Although her papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home. He looms over his familys every move, severely punishes Kambili and her older brother, Jaja, if theyre not the best in their classes, and hits their mama if she disagrees with him. Home is silent and suffocating. But everything changes once Kambili and Jaja visit Aunty Ifeoma outside the city. For the first time they experience freedom from their papa. Jaja learns to garden and work with his hands, and Kambili secretly falls in love with a young, charismatic priest. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, tension within the family escalates. And shy Kambili must find the strength to keep her family together after her mother commits a desperate act. Purple Hibiscus is a stunning debut that captures the fragile beauty of a young womans awakening at a time when both country and family are on the cusp of change.

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 307

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Publication Date: 2003-10-30

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