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Purple Hibiscus

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
A haunting tale of an Africa and an adolescence undergoing tremendous changes by a talented young Nigerian writer. Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls of her family compound and the frangipani trees she can see from her bedroom window. Her wealthy Catholic father, although generous and well-respected in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. Her life is lived under his shadow and regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, and more prayer. She lives in fear of his violence and the words in her textbooks begin to turn to blood in front of her eyes. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father, involved in mysterious ways with the unfolding political crisis, sends Kambili and her brother away to their aunt's. The house is noisy and full of laughter. Here she discovers love and a life -- dangerous and heathen -- beyond the confines of her father's authority. The visit will lift the silence from her world and, in time, reveal a terrible, bruising secret at the heart of her family life. This first novel is about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between the old gods and the new; between childhood and adulthood; between love and hatred. An extraordinary debut, Purple Hibiscus is a compelling novel which captures both a country and an adolescence at a time of tremendous change.

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April 2012 : USA Library Binding

Title: Purple Hibiscus
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-62765-961-7 / 978-1-62765-961-1 (USA edition)
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February 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Collins Readers - Purple Hibiscus
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
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ISBN: 0-00-727745-8 / 978-0-00-727745-2 (UK edition)
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September 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
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March 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
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ISBN: 1-56512-387-5 / 978-1-56512-387-8 (USA edition)
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus (P.S.)
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-718988-5 / 978-0-00-718988-5 (UK edition)
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
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ISBN: 0-00-727235-9 / 978-0-00-727235-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-820521-3 / 978-0-00-820521-8 (UK edition)
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-345-80752-9 / 978-0-345-80752-6 (USA edition)
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus: A Novel
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-61620-241-6 / 978-1-61620-241-5 (USA edition)
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus (The Perennial Collection)
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-726838-6 / 978-0-00-726838-2 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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September 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: Purple Hibiscus
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-606-33544-7 / 978-1-4025-8238-7 (USA edition)
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4000-7694-3 / 978-1-4000-7694-9 (USA edition)
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2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
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ISBN: 0-00-718267-8 / 978-0-00-718267-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
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April 2011 : UK Audio edition
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July 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Purple Hibiscus (unabridged audio book)
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, narrated by Lisette Lecat
ISBN: 1-4074-7506-1 / 978-1-4074-7506-6 (UK edition)
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2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
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ISBN: 1-4025-8240-4 / 978-1-4025-8240-0 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Purple Hibiscus
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Purple Hibiscus (P.S.)
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Purple Hibiscus: A Novel
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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