Book Review: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie

I thought I had read Purple Hibiscus while I was in secondary school. This was because it was required reading for the students below me at my secondary school. I thought I borrowed it from one of them. However, when I picked up the book to read this year, the story seemed very unfamiliar to me. That was when I realised that I had never read it before. 
Everywhere I hear about African writers, Adichie’s name is mainly mentioned so I was interested in reading her work. I share my thoughts of Purple Hibiscus in the video below. 
Have you read any of Chimamanda’s books? If you have, let me know which one you liked the best.  What books have you enjoyed lately and would like that I check out?

7 thoughts on “Book Review: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie

  1. Nedoux

    Hi Tunrayo,

    I was in so much awe of Chimamanda after I read Purple Hibiscus years ago, that I searched feverishly for her email address so I could tell her how much I loved her work. I sent the email and was overjoyed when she responded. Major fan girl moment. Lol

    I've also read The thing around your neck, Americannah and Half of a yellow sun (My best of the lot).

    I just finished reading 'Burden of Proof' by Scott Turow, he's my favourite legal drama writer. He captures the emotions and thought process of the characters with exquisite detail.

  2. Tunrayo A.

    Hello Nedoux.
    I really need to check out Half of a yellow sun. People seem to love it and you like it too. I don't read legal drama but I'll check Scott Turow out. I typically don't read crime but the current novel I'm reading is a crime novel so sometimes I go out of my comfort zone.

  3. Tunrayo A.

    A lot of people love her. I think my favourite from what she's written is Americanah. But I haven't read Things Around Your Neck which she wrote as well.


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