Purple Hibiscus is the story of Kambili, a self-effacing teenage girl coming of age in Eastern Nigeria. Living in sheltered privilege, and at once in awe and fear of her fanatic, violent father, Kambili’s world starts to fall apart after she and her brother are sent from home to briefly visit an aunt and cousins. There, they learn about love and laughter, and so return to their strict, silent home forever changed….
Purple Hibiscus is now on the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) list for Literature.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer. She has been called "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature"