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Purple Hibiscus
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October 1, 2019
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Thing Two
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kambili is fifteen. She lives with her mother, and brother in the house completely controlled by her over-bearing "christian" father whose ideas of "keeping the faith" include numerous forms of torture. The story of her life is played out against the larger struggles of one of Nigeria's many coups.

The story is well-written, and does a fine job of exploring Nigerian custom, life in the big and small cities in Nigeria, and the differences between religious fanatics - Catholic and others.
Marisa Gonzalez
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Coming of age story of Kambili a 15 year old Nigerian girl whose father is wealthy and is loved by the community for his strict Catholic faith and helping others financially yet has a home life that is filled with domestic abuse towards his wife and children and hatred toward his father. Set against the backdrop of political strife in Nigeria I thought this book was very interesting. It showed the differences between classes not only in wealth but also within the church. I also liked the ...more
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i have never read a book that made me feel so much all at one
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