Purple Hibiscus

March 26, 2013|
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Fifteen-year-old Kambili''s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home.

When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili''s father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father''s authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood, between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, Financial Times, and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is the author of the novels Purple...
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Title:Purple Hibiscus
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 7.99 X 5.18 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 7.99 X 5.18 X 0.81 in
Published:March 26, 2013
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780345807526

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