Purple Hibiscus

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0007189885 Global Overview for this book
Registered by eefa on 5/18/2005
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16 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by eefa on Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Add to pile that is my evergrowing TBR pile

Journal Entry 2 by eefa on Monday, October 10, 2005
I really enjoyed this book. The story of a teenage girls awakening to discovering laughter and life.
Sunday Times - Deceptively simple in outline, Adichie’s limpidly narrated novel is rich in domestic detail and quietly emotional symbolism.’

Journal Entry 3 by weesisj from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, October 28, 2005
Book arrived safely today. Thanks a lot eefa. Will read asap and let you know how I enjoyed it!

Journal Entry 4 by weesisj from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 09, 2005
What makes a book a good book? One major indicator for a good book for me is if you can not put it down and if you are that keen to find out the ending that you would like to read the last pages... Well, I just finished reading such a book. This is a very well written story about a young girl growing up in a rich, religious family with lots of mental and also physical pressure from her father. The feelings and thoughts of the girl are described in such a way that you can easily feel with and for her without the book being to tough or "tear jerking".
As I would like others to read this book as well, I am now sending it around the world as a Bookring:

Participants so far:

ChubbyChops, UK**
calalilly, UK**
sunlightbub, UK*
celticstar, UK*
LindyLouMac, Italy*
katyan, Finland*
KarinAlyssa, Canada***
Karenlea, USA**
ladyveg, USA*
ajsmom, USA*
ireland424, USA*
sabeena29, USA*
Feryl, Australia*** takes part in an Aussie bookray now :o)
blakkat-BNE, Australia*** takes part in an Aussie bookray now :o)
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Back to me
*ships internationally
**prefers to ship domestically
***would rather not ship internationally

I suppose most of you would have done the following anyway, but I'd rather be safe than sorry and would like to make sure that everybody on the list will get their chance to enjoy the book.
  • Please journal the book once you receive it.
  • Try to read it as soon as you can.
  • Shortly before finishing the book please PM the next person on the list. If you get no answer after two attempts, contact me and the next person on the list.
  • Last but not least, please make a journal entry once you've finished reading it and you are sending it on.

Journal Entry 5 by weesisj from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Posted the book today to Essex for the start of the world journey! Hope you will all enjoy the book.

Journal Entry 6 by ChubbyChops from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, November 21, 2005
Received this today with thanks. Will read next as soon as I finish my current book.

Journal Entry 7 by ChubbyChops from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, December 09, 2005
Excellent thought provoking book. It was also a good read.
Posted it off on 9.12.05 to Callalily, the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 8 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 12, 2005
Arrived in the post on Saturday. In the middle of another book and then I will starting this one.

Journal Entry 9 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 02, 2006
Finished this book quicker than I thought so have sent a message to sunlightbub for her address and will get it in the post tomorrow probably.
Well written book, very thought provoking.

Journal Entry 10 by Sunnybubble from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Received today..thank you. Thanks also for the note! There's a lovely cake shop in Ormskirk you know .........

Journal Entry 11 by Sunnybubble from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Friday, February 10, 2006
Thanks so much for giving me the chance to read this thought provoking book. It was a suprisingly simple read for a book with such an impact. It reminded me of a book I read a few years ago, 'The Slave Girl' by Buchi Emecheta, which I would recommend if you enjoyed this book..
I'll be passing this on to Celticstar tomorrow at the Oswestry meetup.

Journal Entry 12 by celticstar from Denbighshire, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, February 11, 2006
Passed to me today at the meet up, many thanks Sunlightbub

Journal Entry 13 by celticstar from Denbighshire, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, March 05, 2006
As everyone else has already said, this is a very thought provoking read. Narrated by Kambili, who is undergoing a huge transformation as she breaks away from her abusive, puritanical father, a wealthy philanthropist in the community but a violent hypocrit at home. Introverted and repressed, Kambili learns to express herself in the company of her poorer but more open and spirited cousins, and her inspiring aunt, a University lecturer.

Journal Entry 14 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Arrived today, looks like it took longer than average in the post from the UK. Never mind with perfect timing I finished a book today so will start this one this evening. With thanks to weesisj and celticstar.

Journal Entry 15 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, April 09, 2006
Purple Hibiscus is a beautiful story. The plot is based on a teenage girl who grew up under the stifling patronage of a stern father. Her domineering father frequently physically abused his family alongside her, creating terror at home. Against the backdrop of life in Nigeria as it undergoes a military coup, the life Kambili knows is shattered and she has to seek refuge in the home of her aunt. Kambili the sheltered but highly restricted child, who never thought of herself as lucky and who had earlier been absconded by her peers and cousin because of her supposedly privileges, learns to assert herself and becomes a beloved character, a character who easily understood the plight of those around her.. Kambili at first came to terms with her father as someone who regarded himself as a pillar of the community and someone she genuinely loved. Even the emotional and physical pains he inflicted are seen only as a gesture of love for her own good, but later she comes to consider his actions as abnormal. Really enjoyed this.

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I now have Katyan's address and will put in the post to her after the Easter Holiday.

Journal Entry 17 by katyan from Detroit, Michigan USA on Saturday, April 22, 2006
This book just arrived here! Thank you!

Journal Entry 18 by katyan from Detroit, Michigan USA on Saturday, April 29, 2006
I have to admit, I had heard so much about this book that I expected a little bit more from it... But anyway, it was an interesting story, quite heavy thing happened, but it still made the reader to follow the story keenly. Thank you for sharing it, I'll send it soon to the next reader!

I read this book also as a part of my
Book from every country in the world-challenge (Nigeria).

Journal Entry 19 by katyan from Detroit, Michigan USA on Friday, May 05, 2006
I'm sending this to KarinAlyssa.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 20 by KarinAlyssa on Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Received today, thank you Katyan for the postcard, I don't read finnish, but it seems hilarious ! I currently have one ring in front of this book, but I'll get to it ASAP. Thank you Weesisj for sharing this great-looking book through a ray !

Journal Entry 21 by KarinAlyssa on Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Received today, thank you Katyan for the postcard, I don't read finnish, but it seems hilarious ! I currently have one ring in front of this book, but I'll get to it ASAP. Thank you Weesisj for sharing this great-looking book through a ray !

Journal Entry 22 by KarinAlyssa on Friday, June 09, 2006
First, the cover art hooked me and I spent some time looking at it. My sister, who paints, loved it too ! Then, the words, the characters and the story reeled me in. The style was always fluid even if sometimes, the images painted by those words were brutal. However, the characters were so well-defined that getting to really know them was easy. They had all those "FACETTES". Even 2 weeks after finishing the book, those characters are still with me as if they don't want to return to their world ! The story wasn't easy and I couldn't imagine living the hell that they had to endure from that man whom everyone admired. Nevertheless, I was glad to have the chance to read that book and it's one of my favorite books of 2006.

Thank you so much for sharing this book Weesisj ! It was sent today to KarenLea.

Journal Entry 23 by Karenlea from Glendale, California USA on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Caught!!! I have a few rings/rays ahead of it, but I should be able to start it soon. Thank you for sharing!!!

Journal Entry 24 by Karenlea from Glendale, California USA on Sunday, July 23, 2006
wow...I really enjoyed this book and now have a new author to be on the look out for. This book was very touching and engaging. I will admit that several portions of the book made me cringe. The information on the author in the back of the book was also a nice compliment to the book.

I will be mailing this off to the next reader on Tuesday.

Thank you for sharing!!!

Journal Entry 25 by ladyveg from Baraboo, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, August 03, 2006
Arrived safely; will start reading right away.

Journal Entry 26 by ajsmom from Quesnel, British Columbia Canada on Monday, November 06, 2006
Caught today, thank you! I have a few rings ahead of it, but I will get to it asap.

ETA: Amazing, this book has been travelling for a year already!

Journal Entry 27 by ajsmom from Quesnel, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, November 18, 2006
A good read - rather startling in parts due to the nearly schizophrenic father, who carries on so holier-than-thou and then beats his wife and daughter so badly they end up in the hospital. Books written about Africa from African-born writers make me grateful to be a Canadian and to have never lived through a military coup; it makes me unbearably sad to think that people treat people so badly in parts of the world. I appreciate the chance to have read this book, weesisj.

I have PM'd ireland424 for an address and will have this moving as soon as I hear back.

Journal Entry 28 by ajsmom at controlled release in Postal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (11/21/2006 UTC) at controlled release in Postal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to ireland424 via air mail.

Journal Entry 29 by ireland424 from West Allis, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Just received the book over the weekend and will read it as quickly as possible and send it on it's way again.
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Update: 1/10/07 - I figure I've had this book in my hands way too long now to not send it on it's way shortly. I tried to get into the story, but it may just not be the book I am in the mood to read currently. I have sent a PM to the next person on the list and will hopefully have the book in the mail this weekend. Thanks.

Journal Entry 30 by ireland424 at Post Office, 140 Simmons Ave. in Pewaukee, Wisconsin USA on Monday, January 15, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (1/13/2007 UTC) at Post Office, 140 Simmons Ave. in Pewaukee, Wisconsin USA

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Sending on it's way to Sabeena29! Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 31 by sabeena29 from not specified, not specified not specified on Sunday, January 28, 2007
received this book in the mail a few days ago but realized that I have my own copy now. Will pm next person and send on it's way. Thanks for letting me participate. When I read my copy I come back and make a journal entry here as well to let you all know what I thought.

Journal Entry 32 by weesisj from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, February 25, 2007
Book is back in the UK, thanks a lot sabeena29 for sending it. I think I will take it to one of the next meet-ups to make sure lots more people will enjoy read it.

Journal Entry 33 by weesisj from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, June 16, 2007
Book will continue to travel - I will post it on to BookCrosser in Netherlands on Monday

Journal Entry 34 by wingBookCrosserwing from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, June 22, 2007
I found the book today in my letterbox. Thanks for the trade, weesisj! Some bookcrossers whose taste in books is similar to my own were very positive about the book in the Dutch forum. Which made me want to read it too.

Journal Entry 35 by wingBookCrosserwing from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Sunday, September 09, 2007
A gripping story, convincingly told from the perspective of a teenage girl.

Journal Entry 36 by wingBookCrosserwing at By mail in n/a, n/a -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, September 09, 2007

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Journal Entry 37 by Safrolistics from Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Friday, September 21, 2007
Received today, thankyou very much.

Released 9 yrs ago (9/28/2010 UTC) at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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