"Purple Hibiscus" is a complex tale of Kambili, a young girl growing up in Nigeria, in between the old "pagan" ways and her Catholic upbringing. Her life is structured and ruled by her strict Catholic father, however a trip to visit her Auntie in another town shows her another way of living. Kambili has trouble accepting this alternative lifestyle and feels torn between the two. With the help of her brother, auntie, cousins, and a priest, she begins to see other ways of thinking and acting than her father expects. The book also highlights the injustices that have taken place in Nigeria.
The review of this Book prepared by Louisa Eggleton
Melissa Madzivanzira on 10/27/2014 6:48:12 AM says: I have liked the feminist approach in the novel. Beatrice is voiceless during the course of the novel but her rebellion and emancpation is seen at the end of the book when she poisons her abusive and manipulative husband Eugene.