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Purple hibiscus : a novel

By: Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda

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0007189885 / 9780007189885
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07/02/2005
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United Kingdom
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20 cm 307 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 2004.
Key title Longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize A haunting tale of an Africa and an adolescence undergoing tremendous changes by a talented young Nigerian writer. Consumer advertising campaign on publication, including national BR station posters and ads in Guardian and Evening Standard. Longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Hardback has sold over 10,000 copies Chimamanda is an extraordinary talent and this novel has received glowing review coverage, being chosen as a Book of the Year in the Observer and

Longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize A haunting tale of an Africa and an adolescence undergoing tremendous changes by a talented young Nigerian writer.

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.

Centring on the promise of freedom and the pain and exhilaration of adolescence, Purple Hibiscus is the extraordinary debut of a remarkable new talent.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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