Maryland Humanities created One Maryland One Book (OMOB) to bring together diverse communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book, and “Purple Hibiscus” is this year’s wandering book.

The author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has created this exquisite novel about Kambili and her brother Jaja who live a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. There is emotional turmoil about growing up as an adoscelent, while understanding the powerful bonds of family and the bright promose of freedom.

Now, this book does contain portrayals of domestic abuse, so this may not be suitable for younger readers.

What are your thoughts on this novel?

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