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Purple Hibiscus


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ISBN13: 9781400076949
ISBN10: 1400076943
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Kambili and her family really come to life in this book, and their story is very resonant, even across the ocean. I have recommended Purple Hibiscus already to more people than I can count: it's vividly written and totally real, and I haven't read anything as good in months.
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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
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Product details 320 pages Anchor Books - English 9781400076949 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the best novels to come out of Africa in years."
"Review" by , "The author's straightforward prose captures the tragic riddle of a man who has made an unquestionably positive contribution to the lives of strangers while abandoning the needs of those who are closest to him."
"Review" by , "A breathtaking debut...[Adichie] is very much the 21st-century daughter of that other great Igbo novelist, Chinua Achebe."
"Review" by , "At once the portrait of a country and a family, of terrible choices and the tremulous pleasure of an odd, rare purple hibiscus blooming amid a conforming sea of red ones."
"Synopsis" by , 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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