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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
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
ORX
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 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Children of the rich
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Religious fanaticism
  • Coups d'état
  • Nigeria
  • Aunts
Target audience
adult
Label
Purple hibiscus : a novel, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn794458698
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9781616202415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)794458698
Label
Purple hibiscus : a novel, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publication
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
ocn794458698
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9781616202415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)794458698

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