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, noisy and full of laughter, 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.
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Immensely powerful. -The Times
A beautifully judged account of the private intimate stirrings of a young girl…Adichie is a fresh new voice out of Africa. -Telegraph
Assured and evocative…a tale for our times.-Daily Mail