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nrlymrtl, August 17, 2012 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
I haven’t decided yet whether or not I liked Purple Hibiscus, but it made me think; and I truly enjoy thinking. Every once in while I stick with a book not because I particularly like the subject, enjoy the prose, or find the text entertaining; I stay with it because it is stretching the few brain cells that call my head home. You know what I mean?

Kambili (15), her brother Jaja (17), and her mother all live under the tyrannical roof of her well-respected father. A main theme throughout the story is domestic abuse and how these 3 survive, told through the eyes of Kambili. Her family is rich and privileged; Kambili and Jaja go to private school, the family has at least 2 vehicles and a driver, they have wait-staff, etc. While much of the book was a bit tough to listen to, the book is hopeful and left me with a believe that life would turn out OK for Kambili.
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Kelly Portland, August 17, 2012 (view all comments by Kelly Portland)
Adiche has written a beautiful book of an innocent and careful girl awakening to the world and to the complexities of the family she thought she knew. The young narrator, Kambila, endeared me to the lush beauty of Nigera. More important, she helped me understand how families live under harsh, controlling fathers and how one person can make it possible to be set free. Kambila’s is a universal voice for girls trained to be careful and good. Her tenderness and her discovery of joy will stay with me.
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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Literature-A to Z
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Product details 336 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781616202415 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes....Adichie's understanding of a young girl's heart is so acute that her story ultimately rises above its setting and makes her little part of Nigeria seem as close and vivid as Eudora Welty's Mississippi."
"Review" by , "Splendid."
"Review" by , "[Her] strong, lyrical voice earns her a place on the shelf squarely next to Gabriel García Márquez, Alex Haley, and Chinua Achebe."
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