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Purple hibiscus : a novel

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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DESCRIPTION In the city of Egunu, Nigeria, fifteen year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a somewhat cloistered life. Their father is a wealthy businessman, they live in a beautiful home, and attend private school. But, through Kambili's eyes, we see that their home life is anything but harmonious. Her father, a fanatically religious man has impossible expectations of his children and his wife, and if  Read more...
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Title: Purple hibiscus : a novel /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1565123875; 9781565123878; 0007176112; 9780007176113; 0007182678; 9780007182671; 9781616202415; 1616202416; 1400076943; 9781400076949
Notes: Also issued online.
Description: 307 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Belletristische Darstellung.
Romance fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Fiction.
Love stories.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977- Purple hibiscus. Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2003 (OCoLC)606986866
Year: 2003.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2003051894
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: PR9387.9.A34354; Dewey No.: 823/.92
OCLC No.: 52269560
Local System Bib Number:
.b12773852

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DESCRIPTION In the city of Egunu, Nigeria, fifteen year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a somewhat cloistered life. Their father is a wealthy businessman, they live in a beautiful home, and attend private school. But, through Kambili's eyes, we see that their home life is anything but harmonious. Her father, a fanatically religious man has impossible expectations of his children and his wife, and if things don't go his way he becomes physically abusive. Not until Kambili and Jaja are sent away from home for the very first time to visit their loving aunt, does Kambili's world begin to blossom. But when a military coup threatens to destroy the country, the tension in her family's home escalates, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together.
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'A sensitive and touching story of a child exposed too early to religious intolerance and the uglier side of the Nigerian state.' J. M. Coetzee'Political brutality and domestic violence, religion and Read more...

 
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