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Purple Hibiscus (Paperback)
  • Purple Hibiscus (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 07/02/2005
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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 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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007189885

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This book was so beautiful. It had me so emotional, I just wish that it was a happier ending. I did not expect that last twist at all. I fell in love with the main character. The author tells such a beautiful story

3rd February 2013
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“Purple Hibiscus”

Beautifully written. It's a book I've had hidden away for a while. The main characters were portrayed well.

10th April 2012
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“Before and after Palm Sunday”

"Purple Hibiscus" tells the story of Kambili, a young girl from Nigeria who is learning lifes lessons the hardest way. All her time is meticulously controlled by her religiously fanatic father, while her... More

26th February 2010
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