Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Purple Hibiscus

The first time I read Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus, I could not put it down. I finished it up in one sitting. The novel, as seen through the eyes of 15yr old Kambili, addresses many social issues relevant to many African societies. It also features the obligatory love interest. A happy family is thrown into turmoil by changes within its walls, and by the strife following a military a coup in Nigeria.

Read Nekessa Opoti's review here.