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    I was biased towards Adichie as an excellent writer because that’s what people said It wasn’t the book I originally was going to read by he

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    Wonderful book Among the top 20 that I've signed as editor

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    I have really enjoyed reading Purple Hibiscus by Nigerian born writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche An admirer of her compatriot the writer Chinua Achebe who wrote amongst other things Things fall apart she begins her novel with the words “ Thin

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    You can also read the full review here She seemed so happy so at peace and I wondered how anybody around me could feel that way when liuid fire was raging inside me when fear was mingling with hope and clutching itself around my ankles  Purple Hibiscus is the first book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that I’ve read but I can guarantee it won’t be my last I loved this book so much and felt deeply connected to the characters and story It

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    Toward the end of Purple Hibiscus it occurred to me that the character of Papa could be a metaphor for Nigeria and Kambili the sheltered naï

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    A fatherhusband who is physically abusive extremely authoritarian rigidly Catholic yet extremely generous toward his community drives the action of the novel When his children Kambili the narrator and Jaja go to

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    My official end of year project is reading backlist from authors I just fell in love with this year and Adichie’s stunning debut novel got me off to a fantastic start This is the story of 15 year old Kambili and her bro

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    Really good debut novel that is at heart a family drama but also a look at race politics social unrest and religious fanaticism I love Adichie's writing and the characters she creates here are memorable and believable Highly recommend

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    Aunty Ifeoma writes to her niece in Nigeria from America There are people she once wrote who think that we cannot rule ourselves because the few times we tried we failed as if all the others who rule themselves today got it right the first time It is like telling a crawling baby who tries to walk and then falls back on his buttocks to stay there As if the adults walking past him did not all crawl once It is particularly appropriate to be r

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    Yet another beautiful and honest story from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that hits you in the heart and stays with you for a long time to come This one is about a Nigerian family who has its secret To begin with a lot of things are veiled as you only get to see things from the protagonist's Kambili's perspective However as the story continues we realize that there is behind the story than you think and the horrible truth is

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Purple Hibiscus

L 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 Aunty Ifeoma writes to her niece in Nigeria from America There are people she once wrote who think that we cannot rule ourselves because the few times we tried we failed as if all the others who rule themselves today got it right the first time It is like telling a crawling baby who tries to walk and then falls back on his buttocks to stay there As if the adults walking past him did not all crawl once It is particularly appropriate to be reading this around the time of the presidential election in Nigeria in which for the first time in its history the incumbent president conceded victory to his opponent in a peaceable transfer of power Adichie has written here a magnificently controlled perfectly modulated parable of rule by tyranny and repression by a complex perpetrator who succeeds in appearing benevolent and munificent to the outside world although he is a cold and calculating control freak at home Don t believe anyone who tries to dismiss this as a YA novel of a young girl s awakening this is not teenage angoisse at pimples and popularity stakes This is for grown up people

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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 homeWhen Nigeria begin I was biased towards Adichie as an excellent writer because that s what people said It wasn t the book I originally was going to read by her but it was her first so naturally I thought I would start at the beginning I felt so oppressed reading the book but then I realized that was her genius She never said the word oppression For the first two thirds of the book she never described pain but all the details made me feel like something was terribly wrong not just at home but also in the country The oppressive regime The oppressive father The oppressive religion The oppressive heat It sounds like a depressing story but it s not A teenager finds her voice She learns to laugh She learns to run and play in a place where purple hibiscus grows The balance is so joyous despite all of the terrible events that aren t articulated but are still felt by the reader as if one were reading every word I dug this book even though I didn t understand most of what was going on I ve never been to Nigeria I couldn t pronounce any of the Igbo I know little to nothing of the country s history language and culture and I loved that she didn t introduce me It wasn t a welcome to my world story it was a slice of life that left it up to me to fit into her character s lives I enjoyed doing the work There are no literary flaws The plot turns on a sentence Tight Concise Complex characters I loved the auntie because I wanted to be like her I was curious about Jaja I hated the Mom but I sympathized with her I hated the father but he was speaking truth for the country against the leadership and he fed so many people and he loved his family the best way he knew how kind of He was breaking them because he was broken I understood why Kambili wanted to make him proud He was cruel like the white men who had trained him were cruel So much powerful stuff though such parsimonious words So much feels so inaccessible for the main characters and for me and yet their narrative is so beautiful because of its simplicity Not the thin volume kind of simplicity but the carefully crafted simplicity that great writing is made of Unbroken The Reaper Diaries frangipani trees of her Bhishma an Enigma family compound Her wealthy Catholic The Art of Loving father under whose shadow Kambili lives while generous and politically active in the community is repressive and Jack Kerouac fanatically religious at homeWhen Nigeria begin I was biased towards Adichie as an excellent writer because that s what people said It wasn t the book I originally was going to read by her but it was her School Finance: A Policy Perspective first so naturally I thought I would start at the beginning I Reputation felt so oppressed reading the 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S 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 wil A fatherhusband who is physically abusive extremely authoritarian rigidly Catholic yet extremely generous toward his community drives the action of the novel When his children Kambili the narrator and Jaja go to live with their aunt they witness and begin to experience autonomy Nigerian political strife is merely a backdrop in this novel Eugene Kambili s father runs a paper and finds himself having to take his printing underground to escape the authorities Ifeoma Kambili s aunt Eugene s sister loses her University job because she was suspected of supporting student riots But the book is not about the political scene it is about the family the changes the family goes through as they learn about each other and the changes that Kambili struggles with as she realizes she can hold her own opinions and make her own decisionsAdichie does a masterful job of presenting multi dimensional characters in a realistic world Though I do not have any first hand experience of life in Nigeria Adichie never leaves me feeling like I do not understand some aspect of life there but the tone is never didactic She has found the perfect balance of being sufficiently descriptive while never allowing the descriptions to become tedious An extremely well executed first novel Catching Fire father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt a University professor whose house is noisy and The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) full of laughter There Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, father’s authority The visit wil A Incubus fatherhusband who is physically abusive extremely authoritarian rigidly Catholic yet extremely generous toward his community drives the action of the novel When his children Kambili the narrator and Jaja go to live with their aunt they witness and begin to experience autonomy Nigerian political strife is merely a backdrop in this novel Eugene Kambili s The Sharpe Companion The Early Years father runs a paper and Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado finds himself having to take his printing underground to escape the authorities Ifeoma Kambili s aunt Eugene s sister loses her University job because she was suspected of supporting student riots But the book is not about the political scene it is about the Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics family the changes the Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed family goes through as they learn about each other and the changes that Kambili struggles with as she realizes she can hold her own opinions and make her own decisionsAdichie does a masterful job of presenting multi dimensional characters in a realistic world Though I do not have any Down and Out in Paris and London first hand experience of life in Nigeria Adichie never leaves me The French Cafe feeling like I do not understand some aspect of life there but the tone is never didactic She has Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry found the perfect balance of being sufficiently descriptive while never allowing the descriptions to become tedious An extremely well executed PHP Pocket Reference first novel

  • Paperback
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  • Purple Hibiscus
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • English
  • 05 February 2017
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About the Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in NigeriaHer work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared in various publications including The New Yorker Granta The O Henry Prize Stories the Financial Times and Zoetrope She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the HurstonWright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun which won t.