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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Richly evocative of the heat, both intoxicating and oppressive, of Nigeria, Adichie’s profoundly affecting coming-of-age tale brings its protagonist Kambili out from the destructive influence of a fanatical father and into a world of love and laughter with her aunt. Lyrical, compassionate and nuanced, Purple Hibiscus finds a towering contemporary writer at the peak of her powers.     


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.


Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 336 
Weight: 240 g 
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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