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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home a home that is silent and suffocating.As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father s authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, 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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
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
  • Families
  • Religious fanaticism
  • Coups d'e?tat
  • Aunts
  • Nigeria
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.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781616202415
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
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.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781616202415
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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