La flor purpura / Purple Hibiscus: A Novel

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La sorprendente primera novela de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, ganadora del Commonwealth Writers' Prize como Best First Book. Una conmovedora historia sobre una virulenta relación familiar ambientada en un África de conflictos políticos y sociales.


La joven Kambili, de quince años, y su hermano mayor Jaja llevan una vida privilegiada en la ciudad de Enugu. Viven en una hermosa casa y frecuentan un elitista colegio religioso, pero su vida familiar dista mucho de ser armoniosa. Su padre, un poderoso y respetado hombre de negocios, es un fanático católico que alienta expectativas de cariño imposibles de cumplir.

Cuando los jóvenes visitan durante unos días a la cariñosa y atrevida tía Ifeoma en su humilde apartamento, descubren un mundo totalmente nuevo: el rico olor a curry que inunda el lugar, las continuas risas de sus primos, las flores exuberantes, la calidez, el respeto a las ideas, la libertad, el amor y la ausencia de castigos.Al regresar a su hogar, transformados por la libertad conquistada, la tensión familiar crece de forma alarmante.

En La flor púrpura oímos la voz de una juventud que rechaza las prohibiciones que se ciernen sobre su vida y que ahogan a su pueblo. Un relato tierno, sereno y conmovedor sobre los lazos familiares, la pasión de la adolescencia y la represión, y que trasciende el paisaje de una Nigeria convulsa para cobrar un cariz universal.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home—a home that is silent and suffocating.

As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father's authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins' laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together.

Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.
  • Format

    Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US)
  • Author

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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