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Purple hibiscus : a novel

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
DESCRIPTION In the city of Egunu, Nigeria, fifteen year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a somewhat cloistered life. Their father is a wealthy businessman, they live in a beautiful home, and attend private school. But, through Kambili's eyes, we see that their home life is anything but harmonious. Her father, a fanatically religious man has impossible expectations of his children and his wife, and if  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Romance fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
Purple hibiscus.
Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2003
Named Person: Tradition
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1565123875 9781565123878 0007176112 9780007176113 0007182678 9780007182671 9781616202415 1616202416 1400076943 9781400076949
OCLC Number: 52269560
Awards: Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Debut Fiction, 2004.
Description: 307 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
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When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father, involved in mysterious ways with the unfolding political crisis, sends Kambili and her brother away to their aunt's. Here  Read more...


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'A sensitive and touching story of a child exposed too early to religious intolerance and the uglier side of the Nigerian state.' J. M. Coetzee'Political brutality and domestic violence, religion and Read more...

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