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The Resource Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus

Label
Purple Hibiscus
Title
Purple Hibiscus
Statement of responsibility
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most vital and original novelists of her generation." —Larissa MacFarquhar, The New Yorker From the bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home—a home that is silent and suffocating. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father's authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins' laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together.Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom
Summary
After staying with their aunt in Nsukka, Nigeria, Kambili and her brother return home changed by their newfound freedom. At home, they deal with their father, a religious fanatic, who has high expectations of them and his wife. And eventually Kambili tries to keep their family together after their mother commits a desperate act.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, 2005.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Africa: Best First Book, 2005.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Debut Fiction, 2004.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122666
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Purple Hibiscus
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8fb21b71-6b33-4857-b99b-28ed2263052e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616202422
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Purple Hibiscus
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8fb21b71-6b33-4857-b99b-28ed2263052e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781616202422
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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