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I hope that I can motivate some people to read this marvellous book in English. You will later find on my blog: rivella49.wordpress.com a translation of the text also in Italian

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  1. 1. PURPLE HIBISCUS Chim am anda NGOZI ADICHIE
  2. 2. This very touching book is not only about the fifteen-year-old Kambili’s disintegrating family BUT also about a country that is itself falling to pieces and This very touching book is not only about the fifteen-year-old Kambili’s disintegrating family BUT also about a country that is itself falling to pieces and
  3. 3. the awakening awareness of the painfully shy adolescent girl on the brink of womanhood. the awakening awareness of the painfully shy adolescent girl on the brink of womanhood.
  4. 4. Continuation of the story The story takes place in post-colonial Nigeria and, quite at the beginning of the novel, we read about unrests and finally about a military coup that takes place and the very rich family, which lives in a superb house and surrounding, where the purple hibiscus runs rampant over the tidy garden as the children and their mother test their freedom The story takes place in post-colonial Nigeria and, quite at the beginning of the novel, we read about unrests and finally about a military coup that takes place and the very rich family, which lives in a superb house and surrounding, where the purple hibiscus runs rampant over the tidy garden as the children and their mother test their freedom
  5. 5. CONTINUATION OF THE STORY , This sentence makes us understand that in this family not everything is as it seems. The father, Eugene, an entrepreneur who also publishes the very critical newspaper, Standard, and is very generous towards people in need but does not behave at all in this way towards his own family, on the contrary, he is a tyrant. This sentence makes us understand that in this family not everything is as it seems. The father, Eugene, an entrepreneur who also publishes the very critical newspaper, Standard, and is very generous towards people in need but does not behave at all in this way towards his own family, on the contrary, he is a tyrant.
  6. 6. CONTINUATION OF THE STORY   who decides about everything his children and wife have to do or achieve. If they do not reach the goals he has fixed for them, he punishes them in the most cruel ways. Eugene misunderstands completely, according to me, Catholicism. It hurts me to read how hard and disrespectful he is towards his father, who sticks to his traditional beliefs. who decides about everything his children and wife have to do or achieve. If they do not reach the goals he has fixed for them, he punishes them in the most cruel ways. Eugene misunderstands completely, according to me, Catholicism. It hurts me to read how hard and disrespectful he is towards his father, who sticks to his traditional beliefs.
  7. 7. CONTINUATION OF THE STORY The Purple Hibiscus opens on Palm Sunday, that day when Jaja, Kambili’s brother dares to say that he doesn’t go to communion and his father, therefore, flings his heavy missal across the room and breaks the figurines on the étagère. The Purple Hibiscus opens on Palm Sunday, that day when Jaja, Kambili’s brother dares to say that he doesn’t go to communion and his father, therefore, flings his heavy missal across the room and breaks the figurines on the étagère.
  8. 8. CONTINUATION OF THE STORY I would almost like to say that the military coup also has a positive side, because thanks to it, Jaja and Kambili can go to their aunt Ifeoma, a university professor and widow, who has to struggle in order to bring up her three children on her own. In that house, however, there is a complete different kind of atmosphere. Despite the fact that the youngsters have to peel yam or otherwise help at home, there is laughter all around, opinions are permitted, they may sleep with their non Catholic grandfather and it’s there that Kambili falls in love with Father Amadi, who seems to be the good soul of young and old and who is, maybe, a little bit to good to be true! Eugene’s position against the government is getting very difficuIt and he is coping less and less with the situation at home.   I would almost like to say that the military coup also has a positive side, because thanks to it, Jaja and Kambili can go to their aunt Ifeoma, a university professor and widow, who has to struggle in order to bring up her three children on her own. In that house, however, there is a complete different kind of atmosphere. Despite the fact that the youngsters have to peel yam or otherwise help at home, there is laughter all around, opinions are permitted, they may sleep with their non Catholic grandfather and it’s there that Kambili falls in love with Father Amadi, who seems to be the good soul of young and old and who is, maybe, a little bit to good to be true! Eugene’s position against the government is getting very difficuIt and he is coping less and less with the situation at home.  
  9. 9. THE END .   I’m not going to tell you anything about the unexpected end; you will have to read the book and find out for yourself. THANKS FOR READING THIS SUMMARY I’m not going to tell you anything about the unexpected end; you will have to read the book and find out for yourself. THANKS FOR READING THIS SUMMARY
  10. 10. THE END .   I’m not going to tell you anything about the unexpected end; you will have to read the book and find out for yourself. THANKS FOR READING THIS SUMMARY I’m not going to tell you anything about the unexpected end; you will have to read the book and find out for yourself. THANKS FOR READING THIS SUMMARY

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