Purple Hibiscus

 12.00

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus is the stunning debut from Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, the novel that heralded the arrival of a bright new star in African literature.

 

 

Purple Hibiscus

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 and sleep, study and 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. However, she also discovers 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. It is about childhood and adulthood, love and hatred – the grey spaces in which truths are revealed and real life is lived.

About the Author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker and Granta. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize; Americanah, which won the NBCC Award and was a New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly Book of the Year; the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck; and the essay We Should All Be Feminists. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeri.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.7 × 3 × 19.8 cm

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