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Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Hibiscus
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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... show more
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. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400076949 (1400076943)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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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...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 It seems like everybody loves this book but me.
Having read the author's Americanah, I wanted to read something else by her. I believe other people elsewhere actually disliked Americanah and preferred some of her other works, including this one. I'm the opposite. Kambili and her brother Jaja live with an extremely religious (Catholic) father in...
....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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