Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


“She did not usually say so much at one time. She spoke the way a bird eats, in small amounts.”

“He spoke English with an Igbo accent so strong it decorated even the shortest words with an extra vowels.”

“Has a nut come loose in your head, gbo? You are not going anywhere.”

 “If they are in a good mood they will give you a visa, if not, they will refuse you. It is what happens when you are worthless in somebody’s eyes. We are like footballs that they can kick in any direction they want to.”

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