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Purple hibiscus: a novel

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Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home--a home that is silent and suffocating. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father's authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins' laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.

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Full title purple hibiscus
Author adichie chimamanda ngozi
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 03:41:19AM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Aunts -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Children of the rich -- Fiction, Coups d'etat -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Love stories, Love stories, Nigerian, Nigeria -- Fiction, Parent and child -- Fiction, Religious fanaticism -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_display Purple hibiscus : a novel
title_full Purple Hibiscus A Novel, Purple hibiscus : a novel / by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple hibiscus [sound recording] / by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
title_short Purple hibiscus :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Aunts, Bildungsromans, Brothers and sisters, Children of the rich, Coups d'etat, Fathers and daughters, Love stories, Nigerian, Parent and child, Religious fanaticism, Teenage girls, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature