The Resource Purple hibiscus, a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, (electronic resource)

Purple hibiscus, a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, (electronic resource)

Label
Purple hibiscus
Title
Purple hibiscus
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the city of Egunu, Nigeria, fifteen year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a somewhat cloistered life. Their father is a wealthy businessman, they live in a beautiful home, and attend private school. But, through Kambili's eyes, we see that their home life is anything but harmonious. Her father, a fanatically religious man has impossible expectations of his children and his wife, and if things don't go his way he becomes physically abusive. Not until Kambili and Jaja are sent away from home for the very first time to visit their loving aunt, does Kambili's world begin to blossom. But when a military coup threatens to destroy the country, the tension in her family's home escalates, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together
Summary
After staying with their aunt in Nsukka, Nigeria, Kambili and her brother return home changed by their newfound freedom. At home, they deal with their father, a religious fanatic, who has high expectations of them and his wife. And eventually Kambili tries to keep their family together after their mother commits a desperate act.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, 2005.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Africa: Best First Book, 2005.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Debut Fiction, 2004.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122666
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.A34354
LC item number
P87 2012eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Children of the rich
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Religious fanaticism
  • Nigeria
  • Aunts
  • Coups d'état
Target audience
adult
Label
Purple hibiscus, a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8FB21B71-6B33-4857-B99B-28ED2263052E
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Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616202422
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829027749
  • ocn829027749
  • OCoLC
Label
Purple hibiscus, a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8FB21B71-6B33-4857-B99B-28ED2263052E
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616202422
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829027749
  • ocn829027749
  • OCoLC

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