Purple Hibiscus


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 she discovers love and a life – dangerous and heathen – beyond the confines of her father’s authority.


18 Oct 2016

Much appreciated by our book group. Interesting to be reading about the wealthier and influential classes in Nigeria. A great modern revisiting of "Things Fall Apart", social change following on from Colonialism. Here we have a clash between the judgement of the Old Testament and the Gospel of Love from the New. This is a chilling tale of love and abuse behind high walls, beautifully written, and set in an area that the author loves and knows well.It is a colourful book... certainly nothing is "Black and White".

16 Jul 2014

It proves that not everthing in the world can be perfect but you also gets shown through the characters eyes how it feels to be abused

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