Purple Hibiscus Book
Score: 4
From 82 Ratings

Purple Hibiscus


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345808110

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Purple Hibiscus Excerpt :

Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father's authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood, between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Book Analysis  Book
Score: 5
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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Analysis


  • Author : Bright Summaries
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release Date : 2019-03-28
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 9782808013000

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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Analysis Excerpt :

Unlock the more straightforward side of Purple Hibiscus with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which follows 15-year-old Kambili as she learns to shake off the authority of her devout but violent and controlling father Eugene and voice her own opinions. The novel paints a vivid portrait of the religious and political tensions that divide postwar Nigeria, and stands out for its emphasis on the rediscovery of the country’s Igbo heritage. Purple Hibiscus is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s first novel; she is also known for her award-winning novels Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, and for her 2014 essay We Should All Be Feminists, adapted from her popular TEDx talk of the same name. Find out everything you need to know about Purple Hibiscus in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Philip Allan Literature Guide  for GCSE   Purple Hibiscus Book
Score: 5
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Philip Allan Literature Guide for GCSE Purple Hibiscus


  • Author : Susan Elkin
  • Publisher : Philip Allan
  • Release Date : 2013-01-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444153842

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Philip Allan Literature Guide for GCSE Purple Hibiscus Excerpt :

Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) provide exam-focused analysis of popular set texts to give students the very best chance of achieving the highest grades possible. Designed to be used throughout the course or as revision before the exam, this full colour text provides: thorough commentary outlining the plot and structure and exploring the themes, style, characters and context of the text exemplar A*- and C-grade answers to exam-style questions, with examiner's comments, exam and essay-writing advice assessment objectives for each exam board, highlighting the specific skills that students need to develop 'Grade booster' boxes with tips on how to move between grades 'Pause for thought' boxes to make students consider their own opinions on the text Key quotations memorise and use in the exams Each guide comes with free access to a website with further revision aids, including interactive quizzes, a forum for students to share their ideas, useful web links plus additional exam-style questions and answers with examiner's comments and expert advice.

Half of a Yellow Sun  Americanah  Purple Hibiscus  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three Book Collection Book
Score: 5
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Half of a Yellow Sun Americanah Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three Book Collection


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2014-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007588534

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Half of a Yellow Sun Americanah Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three Book Collection Excerpt :

‘A delicious, important novel’ The Times ‘Alert, alive and gripping’ Independent ‘Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both’ Guardian

Half of a Yellow Sun Book
Score: 4
From 269 Ratings

Half of a Yellow Sun


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-10-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373540

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Half of a Yellow Sun Excerpt :

With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

Things Fall Apart Book
Score: 3.5
From 221 Ratings

Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141393964

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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

You Will Call Me Drog Book

You Will Call Me Drog


  • Author : Sue Cowing
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467732239

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You Will Call Me Drog Excerpt :

Parker is a normal sixth grader—or he was normal before the puppet. It’s just an old hand puppet, sticking out of a garbage can, and even though Parker’s best friend says leave it, Parker brings the puppet home and tries it on. Or maybe it tries him on. “You will call me Drog!” the puppet commands once they’re alone. And now, no matter how hard Parker tries, he can’t get Drog off his hand. Drog is sarcastic, cruel, unpredictable, and loud—everything Parker isn’t. Worse yet, no one believes that Drog—not Parker—is the one saying the outrageous things that get Parker into trouble. Then Drog starts sharpening his snarky wit on the most fragile parts of Parker’s life—like his parents’ divorce. Parker’s shocked, but deep down he agrees with Drog a little. Perhaps Drog is saying things Parker wants to say after all. Maybe the only way to get rid of Drog is to truly listen to him.

Purple Hibiscus Book

Purple Hibiscus


  • Author : Adichie
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-10-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0007272359

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He s Not Lazy Book

He s Not Lazy


  • Author : Adam Price
  • Publisher : Sterling
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 145494353X

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He s Not Lazy Excerpt :

"Clinical psychologist Price offers one of the most significant books of the year in this new look at an old problem--the underperforming teenage boy... Price's book brings an important voice to a much needed conversation." --Library Journal (Starred review) On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy. But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He's Not Lazy, and you'll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail, and so do not try. This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.

Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women s Writing Book

Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women s Writing


  • Author : Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2010-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9789042029354

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Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women s Writing Excerpt :

This volume brings a variety of new approaches and contexts to modem and contemporary women's writing. Contributors include both new and well-established scholars from Europe, Australia, the USA , and the Caribbean. Their essays draw on, adapt, and challenge anthropological perspectives on rites of passage derived from the work of Arnold van Gennep and Victor Turner. Collectively, the essays suggest that women's writing and women's experiences from diverse cultures go beyond any straightforward notion of a threefold structure of separation, transition, and incorporation. Some essays include discussion of traditional rites of passage such as birth, motherhood, marriage, death, and bereavement; others are interested in exploring less traditional, more fluid, and/or problematic rites such as abortion, living with HI V/AIDS, and coming into political consciousness. Contributors seek ways of linking writing on rites of passage to feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theories which foreground margins, borders, and the outsider. The three opening essays explore the work of the Zimbabwean writer Yvonne Vera, whose groundbreaking work explored taboo subjects such as infanticide and incest. A wide range of other essays focus on writers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. including Jean Rhys, Bharati Mukherjee, Arundhati Roy, Jean Arasanayagam, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, and Eva Sallis. Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of postcolonial and modern and contemporary women's writing, and to students on literature and women's studies courses who want to study women's writing from a cross-cultural perspective and from different theoretical positions. Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo is Head of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focus is on African literature (particularly Zimbabwean), contemporary women's writing, and postcolonial cinemas. Gina Wisker is Professor of Higher Educa

Various Pets Alive and Dead Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Various Pets Alive and Dead


  • Author : Marina Lewycka
  • Publisher : Fig Tree
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Doncaster (England)
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 0141044942

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For twenty years Doro and Marcus lived in a commune, convinced lentils and free love would change the world. They didn't. What they did do was give their children a terror of radicalism, dirt, cooking rotas and poverty. Their daughter Clara wants nothing less conformist than her own, clean bathroom. Their son Serge hides the awkward fact that he's a banker earning loadsamoney. So when Doro and Marcus spring a surprise on their kids - just as the world is rocked in ways they always wished for - the family is forced to confront some thorny truths about themselves . . . 'Wonderfully funny. A dizzy, eye-watering treat. Lewycka is somewhere between Hilary Mantel in her satirical mode and Sue Townsend.' Independent 'Made me laugh at least once every chapter. Lewycka's fiction is unlike anything else around at present. The warmth of its zest, its blend of quirky, humane comedy and intellectual seriousness make this a novel to treasure.' New Statesman 'Uses farce, irony and biting wit to explore serious issues . . . features sharply drawn and sharp-tongued characters . . . a series of sparklingly humorous vignettes. Never has reading about something serious been quite so much fun.' Economist 'Hilarious. Lewycka's trademark humour is present in abundance . . . she is not only witty but astute. A charming, beautifully observed novel.' Independent on Sunday 'Every bit as funny as A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian.' Good Housekeeping

A New Generation of African Writers Book

A New Generation of African Writers


  • Author : Brenda Cooper
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847010766

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A New Generation of African Writers Excerpt :

Discusses the literature of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Leila Aboulela, Biyi Bandele, Moses Isegawa, and Jamal Mahjoub.

The Thing Around Your Neck Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

The Thing Around Your Neck


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307375230

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The Thing Around Your Neck Excerpt :

These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — the Orange Broadband Prize–winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun — are her most intimate works to date. In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States. In “A Private Experience,” a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman, and the young mother at the centre of “Imitation” finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Adichie’s prodigious literary powers.

The Silent Shore Book

The Silent Shore


  • Author : Charles L. Chavis Jr.
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421442938

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Complicating historical narratives associated with the history of lynching in the city of Salisbury, The Silent Shore explores the immediate and lingering effect of Williams's death on the politics of racism in the United States, the Black community in Salisbury, the broader Eastern Shore, the state of Maryland, and the legacy of "modern-day lynchings."

Notes on Grief Book
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

Notes on Grief


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781039001565

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Notes on Grief Excerpt :

From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Americanah, a profound reckoning with loss, written in the wake of her father’s death. During the brutal summer of 2020, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s beloved father, a celebrated professor at the University of Nigeria and an irreplaceable figure in a close-knit family, succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. Notes on Grief is Adichie’s tribute to him, and a moving meditation on loss. Here Adichie offers a candid snapshot of the shock, loneliness, and disillusionment that followed the news of her father’s death. Her family, unable to be together except for on video calls, struggles to go through the rites of mourning amid a global crisis of unimaginable scale. As Adichie wrestles with his passing, she recalls with vivid, poignant detail who her father was: a remarkable survivor of the Biafran war, a man of kindness and charm, and a fierce supporter of his youngest daughter. Here is a uniquely personal, profound work of remembrance and hope by one of today’s luminaries—a book to bring us together in a time when we need it most.