Purple Hibiscus: A Novel

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1400076943 Global Overview for this book
Registered by copchic905 of St. Louis, Missouri USA on 7/23/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by copchic905 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Saturday, July 23, 2011
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Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home.
When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father's authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood; between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.

Journal Entry 2 by copchic905 at St. Louis, Missouri USA on Sunday, July 24, 2011
Added to bookbox summer 2011

Journal Entry 3 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, September 17, 2011
This great book returned in the Spring Wrap It Up Bookbox, thanks so much for including it! It will be going onto MT TBR before it heads out into the world in the future.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbookstogivewing at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, July 02, 2017

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