Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a celebrated Nigerian author, best known for her novel ‘Americanah’ which won the 2013 U.S. National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. But instead of starting with her most popular work, I started with ‘Purple Hibiscus’, her debut novel which was first published in 2003.

Known as a strong feminist voice, women are the primary protagonists in the author’s debut novel too. Religious fanaticism, patriarchy, domestic abuse are some of the primary themes in ‘Purple Hibiscus’.

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