March Book Club Meeting: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

1st Place of our recent poll.

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. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.

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  • Khalilah

    Been super busy with multiple projects, so I didn't get to finish the book. See you next time!

    March 4

  • Savonne

    When you come into the cafe. Please walk downstairs. I'll be sitting there where the couches are, drinking tea. Looking forward to discussing the book with you all.

    March 4

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