Having already read and loved Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, I had high expectations for Purple Hibiscus. Also set in Nigeria, this book tells the story of 15-year-old Kambili, living an apparently privileged life under a violent patriarch, tinged with religious fervour and surrounded by political unrest. 634 more words
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has lost out to Irish writer Eimear McBride in the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction competition.
Chimamanda was the only Nigerian and African to make the list. 40 more words
Almost English is the story of two women, living under the shadow of their loud, eccentric and overbearing elderly Hungarian relatives. Marina, is 16 years old and has escaped to a prestigious boarding school – only discovering it is not the adventure she’d hoped for and she doesn’t fit in. 268 more words