Purple Hibiscus

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
March 2006
World Literature Today;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p6
Reprints the opening paragraph of the book "Purple Hibiscus," by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Use of palm fronds during Palm Sunday; Occupation of the father in the Church.


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