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For 16+ and adults.

Read the book all of Maryland is reading and then join the discussion!

This year's selection, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, examines the theme "Home and Belonging".

In Purple Hibiscus, fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in 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.

Please register for the discussion and pick up a copy of your book at the Kent Island Library today!

Date:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time:
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch:
Kent Island Branch
Location:
Kent Island Meeting Room
Categories:
Adult Event, Teen Event

Event Organizer

Kristin Green