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Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Hibiscus
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The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, prayer. When Nigeria is shaken by a military coup, Kambili's father, involved... show more
The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, prayer. When Nigeria is shaken by a military coup, Kambili's father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends her to live with her aunt. In this house, noisy and full of laughter, she discovers life and love - and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family. This extraordinary debut novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun', is about the blurred lines between the old gods and the new, childhood and adulthood, love and hatred - the grey spaces in which truths are revealed and real life is lived.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007189885 (0007189885)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.0 Purple Hibiscus (round two for book club)
I've read this before, but a book club picked it for July, so I read it again. It's still the same book I read in 2005 (says my kindle - who knows if that's correct?) One thing I adore: Adichie does a great thing in all of her books -- refuse to define terms others may not know, or may have to even ...
It's a Books World
It's a Books World rated it
4.5 Review: Purple Hibiscus my Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Summary: Purple Hibiscus, Nigerian-born writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's debut, begins like many novels set in regions considered exotic by the western reader: the politics, climate, social customs, and, above all, food of Nigeria (balls of fufu rolled between the fingers, okpa bought from roadside...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
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4.0 Purple Hibiscus
58. PURPLE HIBISCUS, BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIERecommended by Lúcia Ramos on Goodreads. I bought Americanah, but for some reason never got to read it (it’s somewhere in the middle of my to-read pile). I couldn’t find it, no matter how hard I looked, and, since I got the recommendation, I thought th...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
2.5
I really don't know what to say about Purple Hibiscus. I'm left with an empty feeling after reading it. On the plus side, I liked how it delved into the culture of Nigeria, and I liked how the close of the novel was open-ended but full of hope.But, and this is a big but, the main reason I didn't par...
....And Then The Fandoms Came
....And Then The Fandoms Came rated it
4.0 "Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- A Book Review
Title: Purple Hibiscus Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adicihie Pages: 300+ Type: Library loan Summary: 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 a...
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