The Resource Purple hibiscus : a novel, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple hibiscus : a novel, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Label
Purple hibiscus : a novel
Title
Purple hibiscus
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.A34354
LC item number
P87 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Children of the rich
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Religious fanaticism
  • Coups d'état
  • Nigeria
  • Aunts
  • Domestic fiction
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Aunts
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Children of the rich
  • Coups d'état
  • Domestic fiction
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Religious fanaticism
  • Teenage girls
  • Nigeria
Label
Purple hibiscus : a novel, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52269560
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780007182671
Lccn
2003051894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Purple hibiscus : a novel, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52269560
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780007182671
Lccn
2003051894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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