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Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Genres:

Fiction

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lisette Lecat

Length:

10h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

43:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

48:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

53:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

50:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:53