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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Author:  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

ISBN:  9780007176113

Weight:  990g

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Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her repressive and fanatically religious father.  Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, and more prayer.

When Nigeria begins to fall apart during a military coup, Kambili’s father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends Kambili and her brother away to live with their aunt.  In this house, full of energy and laughter, she discovers life and love – and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family.

This extraordinary debut novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Sun, is about the blurred lines between the old gods and the new, childhood and adulthood, love and hatred – the grey spaces in which truths are revealed and real life is lived.

A sensitive and touching story of a child exposed too early to religious intolerance and the uglier side of the Nigerian state.

J M Coetzee, Man Booker Prize winner

Bibliographic Data
Title : Purple Hibiscus
Author :
Book Features
Edition / printing : First edition, first printing
Book features : Black boards with metallic lilac text on spine, lemon decorative head and tail bands and lilac endpapers.
Overall condition : Fine / Very fine – light pushing to spine ends and age-related page fading (an even light tan)
Signed : Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher : HarperCollins
Imprint : Fourth Estate
Awards and prizes : Winner of the 2005 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize – Best First Book,
Longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize,
Winner of a 2004 Hurston-Wright Legacy Award – Best Debut Fiction,
Shortlisted for the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction
Publication date :
Printed by : Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 : 9780007176113
ISBN 10 : 0007176112
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 307
H x W x D : 224 x 143 x 34mm
Design Credits
Author photo : Nnamdi Chiamogu
Jacket design : Julian Humphries, Fourth Estate
Jacket photo : Honi Werner

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