Given to me as a childhood gift, Purple Hibiscus embodies the saying “things are not as perfect as they seem”. This book will make you gasp for any explanation of why people are evil to those they love.
Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her brother Jaja have a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive mission school. They are completely protected from the troubles of the world. However, as Kambili revealed in her gentle voice account, everything was less perfect than it looked. Although her Papa was generous and respected, at home he was religious and tyrannical – a house that was silent and stuffy.
As the country began to disintegrate after a military coup, Kambili and Jaja were sent to their aunt, a college professor outside the city, where they discovered a life beyond the bounds of authority. force of his father. Books filled the shelves, curry and nutmeg filled the air, and the laughter of the cousins resounded throughout the house. When they returned home, family tensions escalated, and Kambili had to find the strength to keep her loved ones together.