Purple Hibiscus

    • 4.0 • 33 Ratings
    • $19.99

    • $19.99

Publisher Description

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a 2003 O Henry Prize winner, and was shortlisted for the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing and the 2004 Orange Prize. In Purple Hibiscus, she recounts the story of a young Nigerian girl searching for freedom. Although her father is greatly respected within their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly strict and abusive side to this man. In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother, Jaja, are often punished for failing to meet their father's expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family. But a military coup brings new tension to Nigeria and her home, and Kambili wonders if her dreams will ever be fulfilled. Adichie's striking and poetic language reveals a land and a family full of strife, but fighting to survive. A rich narration by South African native Lisette Lecat perfectly complements this inspiring tale.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
LL
Lisette Lecat
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10:53
hr min
RELEASED
2011
March 25
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books
SIZE
548.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Afro Ceecee ,

Chimamanda is crushworthy

I read thrice...I loved it, I wasn't expecting much but took me by surprise.
A must read

326003077 ,

Purple Hibiscus

The book itself is good but there are several points in the reading of it that are awkward and almost unprofessional. Couldn’t listen to it too loud without being too distracted by background noise on the recording.

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