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Purple hibiscus [GRPL Book Club] : a novel / by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.



Summary: "Purple Hibiscus, Nigerian-born writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's debut, begins like many novels set in regions considered exotic by the western reader: the politics, climate, social customs, and, above all, food of Nigeria (balls of fufu rolled between the fingers, okpa bought from roadside vendors) unfold like the purple hibiscus of the title, rare and fascinating. But within a few pages, these details, however vividly rendered, melt into the background of a larger, more compelling story of a joyless family. Fifteen-year-old Kambili is the dutiful and self-effacing daughter of a rich man, a religious fanatic and domestic tyrant whose public image is of a politically courageous newspaper publisher and philanthropist. No one in Papa's ancestral village, where he is titled "Omelora" (One Who Does For the Community), knows why KambiliĀ¹s brother cannot move one of his fingers, nor why her mother keeps losing her pregnancies. When a widowed aunt takes an interest in Kambili, her family begins to unravel and re-form itself in unpredictable ways."--Regina Marler.
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Location Call Number Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116515 Book Club Reshelving -
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116598 Book Club Available -
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116499 Book Club Available -
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116614 Book Club Available -
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116507 Book Club Checked out 12/11/2014
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116523 Book Club Checked out 11/25/2014
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116572 Book Club Checked out 11/04/2014
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116606 Book Club Checked out 11/05/2014
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116549 Book Club Checked out 12/11/2014
Main Book Club Adichie (Text) 31307020116580 Book Club Checked out 12/08/2014

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781400076949 :
  • Physical Description: 307 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Anchor Books,
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Children of the rich > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Religious fanaticism > Fiction.
Coups d'etat > Fiction.
Nigeria > Fiction.
Aunts > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Love stories.
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