When Nigeria is shaken by a military coup, Kambili’s father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends her to live with her aunt. In this house, she discovers life and love – and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family. This extraordinary debut novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of “Half of a Yellow Sun” is about the blurred lines between the old gods and the new, childhood and adulthood, love and hatred – the grey spaces in which truths are revealed and real life is lived.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her works have been translated into over thirty languages and have appeared in various publications including; The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Financial Times, and Zoetrope. She is the author of the novels: Purple Hibiscus; which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Half of a Yellow Sun; which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, and Americanah; which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times’ Top Ten Best Books of 2013.