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Purple hibiscus / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Purple hibiscus / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
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ISBN 0007182678
0007182678 (pbk.)
9780007189885 (pbk.)
Author Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
Title Purple hibiscus / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Publisher/Date London., [England] : Fourth Estate, 2004.
Pagination etc. 307 p. ; 23cm.
Summary Note "In the city of Enugu, Nigeria, fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother, Jaja, lead a privileged life. Their Papa is a wealthy and respected businessman; they live in a beautiful house; and they attend an exclusive missionary school. But, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, their home life is anything but harmonious. Her father, a fanatically religious man, has impossible expectations of his children and wife, and severely punishes them if they're less than perfect. Home is silent and suffocating.".
"When Kambili's loving and outspoken Aunty Ifeoma persuades her brother that the children should visit her in Nsukka, Kambili and Jaja take their first trip away from home. Once inside their Aunty Ifeoma's flat, they discover a whole new world. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins' laughter rings throughout the house. Jaja learns to garden and work with his hands, and Kambili secretly falls in love with a young charismatic priest." "When a military coup threatens to destroy the country and Kambili and Jaja return home changed by their newfound freedom, tension within the family escalates. And Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together after her mother commits a desperate act."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Teenage girls -- Fiction
Nigeria -- Fiction
Domestic fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Love stories.
Shelf Location F ADIC
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