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    DescriptionChimamanda Ngozi Adiche tells the evocative story of 15-year old Kambili's life growing up in Nigeria during a military coup. This set text for AQA GCSE is an ideal reader for any Key Stage 4 classroom. 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 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 is involved mysteriously in the political crisis, while Kambili and her brother are sent away to live with their aunt. In this house, full of energy and laughter, Kambili 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 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the prize-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.


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    Title
    Purple Hibiscus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007345328
    ISBN 10: 0007345321
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009100
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDR
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins Educational
    Publication date
    01 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of "Purple Hibiscus", which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, "Half of a Yellow Sun", which won the Orange Prize for Fiction; and acclaimed story collection "The Thing Around Your Neck". "Americanah", was published around the world in 2013, received numerous awards and was named one of New York Times Ten Books of the Year. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
    Review quote
    'A beautiful and often harrowing story.' Observer Books of the Year '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 'Political brutality and domestic violence, religion and witchcraft all merge with subtle force in this memorable novel. Chimammanda Ngozi Adichie uses childhood innocence to write Nigerian history with the eye of a family insider.' Hugo Hamilton 'Purple Hibiscus is the best debut I've read since Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things.' Jason Cowley, Times journalist, literary editor of the New Statesman 'This debut ensnares the reader from the first page and lingers in the memory...in soft, searing voice, Adichie examines the complexities of family, faith and country through the haunted but hopeful eyes of a young girl on the cusp of womanhood.' Publishers Weekly