Purple Hibiscus: A Novel

Title

Purple Hibiscus: A Novel

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

In the city of Enugu, 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.

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

City

Chapel Hill

State

NC

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History