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Purple Hibiscus

Kambili is a good student from a good home. Her life looks perfect. However, she lives under the close scrutiny of her tyrannical father. When she and her brother go to visit their aunt, their lives open up to discover that there is more to life than what their father expects from them. At the same time, their country, Nigeria, begins  to unravel under a military coup. Both her family and country face major changes in the same moment. Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was among The New Yorker‘s 20 Under 40 and was nominated for both the Man  Booker prize and the Orange prize for Purple Hibiscus. Read a short excerpt of this stunning debut. This is a great choice for anyone who has or will be taking a course in African history or literature.

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About nmhunter

I'm a high school librarian. I love it when I find that essential source that didn't seem like it existed.

One comment on “Purple Hibiscus

  1. jekline9
    May 17, 2012

    I love this book! For those of you who have seen the Ted Talk “the Danger of a Single Story,” this is the author.

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This entry was posted on May 16, 2012 by in Summer Reading 2012.
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