Thursday, 28 May 2020

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie




This book is set in Nigeria. It is about a family that follows strict Christian values.  Kambili is a girl who is fifteen in such a household. We see her brother gets up from the dining table saying " Thank You, Lord, Thank you, papa, Thank you, Mama. In the middle of this, there is a coup in Nigeria.

The children are scared of their father. He beats them at a slight provocation  After the coup in Nigeria they go to their Aunty Ifeoma house. And that changes everything in the lives of these children. Laughter surrounds aunty house.

There is a lot of freedom at their aunty house. They can talk without being stopped.

After coming back from their Aunty house Jaja (Kambili brother) tries to revolt against their father.

Kambili is an adolescent and have started having feelings for the opposite sex. There is a father where there aunty lives. Kambili falls in love with him.

The writing style is simple. You can pick this novel and you will like it.

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