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Purple Hibiscus

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Narrated By: Lisette Lecat

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: January 1987

Duration: 11 hours 0 minutes


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a 2003 O Henry Prize winner, and was shortlisted for the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing and the 2004 Orange Prize. In Purple Hibiscus, she recounts the story of a young Nigerian girl searching for freedom. Although her father is greatly respected within their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly strict and abusive side to this man. In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother, Jaja, are often punished for failing to meet their father's expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family. But a military coup brings new tension to Nigeria and her home, and Kambili wonders if her dreams will ever be fulfilled. Adichie's striking and poetic language reveals a land and a family full of strife, but fighting to survive. A rich narration by South African native Lisette Lecat perfectly complements this inspiring tale.


  • Elaine Neely

    A well written and insightful book. A window into a world that is foreign to me in so many ways.

  • Hanifa Barnes

    Refreshing imagery that feels as though I was watching the story unfold.

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