Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Fifteen year old Kambili’s wealthy Catholic father, although generous and well respected in the community, is repressive at home. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study and more prayer. She is haunted by fear of his violence. When Nigeria suffers a military coup, Kambili and her brother are sent away to their aunt. Her house is full of laughter. Here Kambili discovers a different, glowing life beyond the confines of her father’s authority. The visit will lift the silence from her world and, in time, reveal a terrible, bruising secret at the heart of her family. Purple Hibiscus is a compelling novel which captures both a country and an adolescence at a time of tremendous change.
ISBN: 978 1 77922 059 2
pp. 307; 195 x 125 mm
Purple Hibiscus is an A-level set book. (Paper 2).