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(English in Comment! it was too long🤦‍♀️)
세바시 강연에 다녀왔다. 문예창작을 9년이나 전공했지만 해를 거듭할수록  자신감은 점점 사라졌다. 모든 문장과 주제를 망설이게 됐다. 나는 페미니스트야, 선언하면서는 더더욱 그랬다. Q&A 시간에 여성주의 작품 활동을 하면서 여성을 대상화 하지 않으려면 어떻게 해야 하냐는 한 관객의 질문이 너무 와닿았다. 그럼에도 불구하고 폭력을 끊어내기 위해 폭력에 대해 말해야 하고, 나에게 주어진 방법은 역시 글쓰기였다는 걸 새삼 느낄 수 있었던 값진 시간이었다. 치마만다 응고지 아디치에 작가에게 '우리는 모두 페미니스트가 되어야 합니다'를 건네고 싸인을 받으며 당신의 책을 통해 나는 페미니스트로서의 삶을 시작하게 되었고, 그래서 당신의 글들이 나에겐 정말 큰 의미를 가진다고 말할 수 있어서 기뻤다. 몇 년 전 대학로 스타벅스에 앉아 공연 시작을 기다리며 그 책을 읽던 새내기 페미니스트였던 나는 이런 미래를 꿈도 꾸지 못했지만…. 나누고 싶은 이야기가 너무 많지만 곧 강연 영상이 업로드 될 테니 주옥같은 은유 작가, 치마만다 응고지 아디치에 작가의 강연과 q&a는 유튜브에서… 다들 꼭 보셨으면. 여자라면, 글을 쓴다면, 글을 읽는다면 더더욱.

(English in Comment! it was too long🤦‍♀️)
세바시 강연에 다녀왔다. 문예창작을 9년이나 전공했지만 해를 거듭할수록 자신감은 점점 사라졌다. 모든 문장과 주제를 망설이게 됐다. 나는 페미니스트야, 선언하면서는 더더욱 그랬다. Q&A 시간에 여성주의 작품 활동을 하면서 여성을 대상화 하지 않으려면 어떻게 해야 하냐는 한 관객의 질문이 너무 와닿았다. 그럼에도 불구하고 폭력을 끊어내기 위해 폭력에 대해 말해야 하고, 나에게 주어진 방법은 역시 글쓰기였다는 걸 새삼 느낄 수 있었던 값진 시간이었다. 치마만다 응고지 아디치에 작가에게 '우리는 모두 페미니스트가 되어야 합니다'를 건네고 싸인을 받으며 당신의 책을 통해 나는 페미니스트로서의 삶을 시작하게 되었고, 그래서 당신의 글들이 나에겐 정말 큰 의미를 가진다고 말할 수 있어서 기뻤다. 몇 년 전 대학로 스타벅스에 앉아 공연 시작을 기다리며 그 책을 읽던 새내기 페미니스트였던 나는 이런 미래를 꿈도 꾸지 못했지만…. 나누고 싶은 이야기가 너무 많지만 곧 강연 영상이 업로드 될 테니 주옥같은 은유 작가, 치마만다 응고지 아디치에 작가의 강연과 q&a는 유튜브에서… 다들 꼭 보셨으면. 여자라면, 글을 쓴다면, 글을 읽는다면 더더욱.

14 2 6 hours ago
Devenue une icône pop grâce à ses conférences Ted et aux hommages que lui rend Beyoncé, la romancière nigériane a apporté une nouvelle définition du féminisme. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie est originaire d'Abba dans l'État d'Anambra, au sud-est du Nigeria.
Toujours souriante, elle a médiatisé sans relâche le combat pour l’égalité hommes-femmes ces dernières années.

#chimamandangoziadichie #chimamanda #nigeria #americanah #writer #tedtalks #beyonce #flawless #feminism #purplehibiscus #halfofayellowsun #thethingaroundyourneck #weareallfeminists #blackexcellence #blackwriter #novelist #africanlitterature

Devenue une icône pop grâce à ses conférences Ted et aux hommages que lui rend Beyoncé, la romancière nigériane a apporté une nouvelle définition du féminisme. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie est originaire d'Abba dans l'État d'Anambra, au sud-est du Nigeria.
Toujours souriante, elle a médiatisé sans relâche le combat pour l’égalité hommes-femmes ces dernières années.

#chimamandangoziadichie #chimamanda #nigeria #americanah #writer #tedtalks #beyonce #flawless #feminism #purplehibiscus #halfofayellowsun #thethingaroundyourneck #weareallfeminists #blackexcellence #blackwriter #novelist #africanlitterature

57 1 9 hours ago
We are now back home after over two weeks of wedding travel. So weird to think it’s all finished. I finished three great books while on this trip. Each deserves their own review, which I will try to get to. However I feel they all followed certain themes. All three of these books had complex, strong female characters, marvelous storytelling prose, and an ability to transport you fully into a culture and time period. All three also exposed the darker side of human nature. I would fully recommend each of these books to anyone. Have you read any of these books?
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#circe #madelinemiller #thehouseofspirits #isabelallende #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #justfinished #holidayreads #bookreview #bookstagram #booksandtea #booksandplants #booklover #booklife #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #bookstack #igreads #igbooks #bookishfeatures #bookishgirl #justkeepreading #booksofinsta

We are now back home after over two weeks of wedding travel. So weird to think it’s all finished. I finished three great books while on this trip. Each deserves their own review, which I will try to get to. However I feel they all followed certain themes. All three of these books had complex, strong female characters, marvelous storytelling prose, and an ability to transport you fully into a culture and time period. All three also exposed the darker side of human nature. I would fully recommend each of these books to anyone. Have you read any of these books?
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#circe #madelinemiller #thehouseofspirits #isabelallende #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #justfinished #holidayreads #bookreview #bookstagram #booksandtea #booksandplants #booklover #booklife #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #bookstack #igreads #igbooks #bookishfeatures #bookishgirl #justkeepreading #booksofinsta

28 2 13 hours ago
Good evening 😀 today I found this gorgeous purple hibiscus flower 🌺 💜
It has a truly beautiful meaning and I wants to share it with you guys, In North America especially, a hibiscus means a perfect wife or woman. 
In Victorian times, giving a hibiscus meant that the giver was acknowledging the receiver's delicate beauty. 
In China, hibiscuses symbolize the fleeting and beauty of fame or personal glory. It is given to both men and women.
Sending peace ✌️ love ❤️ and happiness 😀 to one and all 💜🌈✌️
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Photo credit @sticks_stones_and_fairy_dust .
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#purpleflower #flowerpurple #purpleflower #macroflowers #macroflowers_kingdom #flowersandmacro #ilovepurpleflowers #hibiscusflower #purplehibiscus #hibiscusflowers #gardenbush #gardenflowers🌱🌻🌱 #flowerswithmeaning #flowermeanings #sticksstonesandfairydust #purplepetals #flowerlover🌸 #flowerloversofinstagram #flowerloversgallery #iloveflowers💐 #iloveflowerssomuch #ilovepurple💜 #lovegardeners #flowergifts #flowermagic #beautifulflowerseveryday #floweryourlife #bloomintoyou #inspirewithblooms #9vaga_fl_purple9

Good evening 😀 today I found this gorgeous purple hibiscus flower 🌺 💜
It has a truly beautiful meaning and I wants to share it with you guys, In North America especially, a hibiscus means a perfect wife or woman.
In Victorian times, giving a hibiscus meant that the giver was acknowledging the receiver's delicate beauty.
In China, hibiscuses symbolize the fleeting and beauty of fame or personal glory. It is given to both men and women.
Sending peace ✌️ love ❤️ and happiness 😀 to one and all 💜🌈✌️
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Photo credit @sticks_stones_and_fairy_dust .
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#purpleflower #flowerpurple #purpleflower #macroflowers #macroflowers_kingdom #flowersandmacro #ilovepurpleflowers #hibiscusflower #purplehibiscus #hibiscusflowers #gardenbush #gardenflowers🌱🌻🌱 #flowerswithmeaning #flowermeanings #sticksstonesandfairydust #purplepetals #flowerlover🌸 #flowerloversofinstagram #flowerloversgallery #iloveflowers💐 #iloveflowerssomuch #ilovepurple💜 #lovegardeners #flowergifts #flowermagic #beautifulflowerseveryday #floweryourlife #bloomintoyou #inspirewithblooms #9vaga_fl_purple9

42 2 18 August, 2019
Before the Monday Blues hit, I’m colouring the last bits of my Sunday with Purple. 💜
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#bookstagram #book #reading #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #booksofinstagram #weekendreading #bookriot #bookworm #bookish #books #read #currentlyreading #currentread

Before the Monday Blues hit, I’m colouring the last bits of my Sunday with Purple. 💜
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#bookstagram #book #reading #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #booksofinstagram #weekendreading #bookriot #bookworm #bookish #books #read #currentlyreading #currentread

12 2 18 August, 2019
An Earthen Vessel; The cracked pot that waters the path, growing flowers #flaws2flowers #blossom #purplehibiscus #happysunday 😇💜

An Earthen Vessel; The cracked pot that waters the path, growing flowers #flaws2flowers #blossom #purplehibiscus #happysunday 😇💜

39 13 18 August, 2019
Assim foi o primeiro dia do nosso Book Club! Lendo Apollo, de Chimamanda Adichie. Uma pequena degustação antes de iniciarmos “Purple Hibiscus”. Quer ler em inglês? Vem com a gente! 🙌📚☕️Reuniões aos sábados, na Livraria Sabor de Leitura.
#bookclub #purplehibiscus #chimamanda #iloveenglishliterature #literature #africanauthors

Assim foi o primeiro dia do nosso Book Club! Lendo Apollo, de Chimamanda Adichie. Uma pequena degustação antes de iniciarmos “Purple Hibiscus”. Quer ler em inglês? Vem com a gente! 🙌📚☕️Reuniões aos sábados, na Livraria Sabor de Leitura.
#bookclub #purplehibiscus #chimamanda #iloveenglishliterature #literature #africanauthors

33 8 18 August, 2019
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#hibiscus #hibicusflower #nature #bluehibiscus #purplehibiscus #flower #garden

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#hibiscus #hibicusflower #nature #bluehibiscus #purplehibiscus #flower #garden

11 0 17 August, 2019
My grandma is the biggest fan of my art. She has always loved hummingbirds (it runs in the family!) so I gave her this when I visited her in Texas. #coloredpencil #hummingbird #birdsofinstagram #wildlifeart #castleartsupplies #hibiscus #purplehibiscus #flowers #tookmeforever

My grandma is the biggest fan of my art. She has always loved hummingbirds (it runs in the family!) so I gave her this when I visited her in Texas. #coloredpencil #hummingbird #birdsofinstagram #wildlifeart #castleartsupplies #hibiscus #purplehibiscus #flowers #tookmeforever

7 1 17 August, 2019
Common hibiscus Purple flower #purple #purple💜 #purplehibiscus #petals #leaves #pollen #red #flower #hibiscus

Common hibiscus Purple flower #purple #purple💜 #purplehibiscus #petals #leaves #pollen #red #flower #hibiscus

13 0 17 August, 2019
Op zoek naar een ergonomische rugzak? Kom dan zeker eens kijken naar de rugzakken van Satch. 🎒
Het rugpaneel van deze rugzak is verstelbaar en aan te passen voor elke lichaamslengte tussen 1.40 en 1.80meter. Deze rugzak zorgt ervoor dat zowel de rug als de schouders worden ontlast tijdens het dragen van de rugzak. 
#satch #ergonomisch #rugzak #bluemoon #supernova #blackvolcano #readysteady #greencompass #mysteriousrush #mermaidmeshy #funkyfriday #purplehibiscus #ninjabermuda #elfjesendraken

Op zoek naar een ergonomische rugzak? Kom dan zeker eens kijken naar de rugzakken van Satch. 🎒
Het rugpaneel van deze rugzak is verstelbaar en aan te passen voor elke lichaamslengte tussen 1.40 en 1.80meter. Deze rugzak zorgt ervoor dat zowel de rug als de schouders worden ontlast tijdens het dragen van de rugzak.
#satch #ergonomisch #rugzak #bluemoon #supernova #blackvolcano #readysteady #greencompass #mysteriousrush #mermaidmeshy #funkyfriday #purplehibiscus #ninjabermuda #elfjesendraken

14 0 17 August, 2019
보라보라하니까 읽어야지...🔮
#PurpleHibiscus 
#sunbug_cp #sunbug_book

보라보라하니까 읽어야지...🔮
#PurpleHibiscus
#sunbug_cp #sunbug_book

15 6 17 August, 2019
💜Begin Again 💜
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#สวัสดีวันเสาร์ 🙏🏼💜
#ชบาสีม่วง #PurpleHibiscus 🌺

💜Begin Again 💜
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#สวัสดีวันเสาร์ 🙏🏼💜
#ชบาสีม่วง #PurpleHibiscus 🌺

23 3 17 August, 2019
I am just paying my dues....#currentread #purplehibiscus

I am just paying my dues.... #currentread #purplehibiscus

31 3 16 August, 2019
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-. 집 밖에선 성공한 기업인이자 신실한 가톨릭 신자, 자선 사업가인 아버지. 모두가 훌륭하고 모범적인 가장이라 믿어 의심치 않지만, 집 안에선 종교에 미쳐 사랑이란 이름의 끔찍한 폭력을 휘두른다. 고모의 말마따나 여러 의미로 “하느님 놀이”에 심취했는데, 구약의 무자비한 여호와에 훨씬 더 가까운 모습이라 읽는 동안 마음이 힘들었다.
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-. 작가의 정치색은 미약하지만 독재정권 아래 신음하던 나이지리아의 역사적 사건을 소설에 조금씩 차용했는데, 정치적 억압이 조금씩 아버지를 향해 다가오거나 대학생 폭동이 일어나는 모습과, 아이들이 고모집에 머물다 완전히 다른 세상을 체험하고 마침내 아버지를 향해 저항하기 시작하는 모습이 은근슬쩍 대비를 이루도록 짜맞춘 것이 영리하다는 생각이 들었다. (대비가 너무 노골적이었다면 되려 지루했을수도)
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-. 그야말로 오감을 자극한다. 대화체에 나이지리아 토속어 중 하나인 이보어를 삽입하고, 꽃을 이용해 주인공 킴발리의 내면을 섬세하게 표현해내고, 음식과 식재료를 통해 인물들이 교감하는 모습을 생생하게 그려낸다. 특히 “익소라 꽃이 피면 꿀을 빨아먹는다”는 표현은 킴발리의 첫사랑에 애로틱한 분위기를 한껏 끌어올린다. 종교적 함의와 성적 함의를 제대로 버무렸다.
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-. "그건 궐기대회에서나 먹힐 비현실적인 얘기잖아요" (296쪽)
조금 갑작스러울 수 있을 결말을 읽고 주인공의 사촌이 한 말이 떠올라 책장을 뒤적거렸다.
<<우리는 모두 페미니스트가 되어야 합니다>>, <<엄마는 페미니스트>>같은 책을 읽고 나서, 아디치에는 최전선에 나선 페미니즘 전사는 아니지만 실생활 차원에서 더 고민하고 실천해나가는 부류라는 생각을 했는데, 이 책도 뭔가 같은 결이라는 느낌을 받는다. 조금 더 현실적으로, 하지만 닥쳐온 상황에 용기 내고 처신하자는.
그래서 결말을 납득할 수 있다. 캄빌리는 웃었고, 어머니는 목소리를 크게 냈고, 오빠도 조금은 자신으로 돌아온다.
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-. 읽고 싶어 벼르던 작가의 책을 한 권 끝냈다. 과연, 기다린 보람이 있었구나 싶어 만족스럽고, 주변에도 일독을 권한다.
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#치마만다응고지아디치에
#민음사
#온라인서포터즈
#보라색히비스커스
#아디치에깊이읽기
#yannbooks
#얀님북스타
#chimamandangoziadichie 
#purplehibiscus



-. 집 밖에선 성공한 기업인이자 신실한 가톨릭 신자, 자선 사업가인 아버지. 모두가 훌륭하고 모범적인 가장이라 믿어 의심치 않지만, 집 안에선 종교에 미쳐 사랑이란 이름의 끔찍한 폭력을 휘두른다. 고모의 말마따나 여러 의미로 “하느님 놀이”에 심취했는데, 구약의 무자비한 여호와에 훨씬 더 가까운 모습이라 읽는 동안 마음이 힘들었다.

-. 작가의 정치색은 미약하지만 독재정권 아래 신음하던 나이지리아의 역사적 사건을 소설에 조금씩 차용했는데, 정치적 억압이 조금씩 아버지를 향해 다가오거나 대학생 폭동이 일어나는 모습과, 아이들이 고모집에 머물다 완전히 다른 세상을 체험하고 마침내 아버지를 향해 저항하기 시작하는 모습이 은근슬쩍 대비를 이루도록 짜맞춘 것이 영리하다는 생각이 들었다. (대비가 너무 노골적이었다면 되려 지루했을수도)

-. 그야말로 오감을 자극한다. 대화체에 나이지리아 토속어 중 하나인 이보어를 삽입하고, 꽃을 이용해 주인공 킴발리의 내면을 섬세하게 표현해내고, 음식과 식재료를 통해 인물들이 교감하는 모습을 생생하게 그려낸다. 특히 “익소라 꽃이 피면 꿀을 빨아먹는다”는 표현은 킴발리의 첫사랑에 애로틱한 분위기를 한껏 끌어올린다. 종교적 함의와 성적 함의를 제대로 버무렸다.

-. "그건 궐기대회에서나 먹힐 비현실적인 얘기잖아요" (296쪽)
조금 갑작스러울 수 있을 결말을 읽고 주인공의 사촌이 한 말이 떠올라 책장을 뒤적거렸다.
<<우리는 모두 페미니스트가 되어야 합니다>>, <<엄마는 페미니스트>>같은 책을 읽고 나서, 아디치에는 최전선에 나선 페미니즘 전사는 아니지만 실생활 차원에서 더 고민하고 실천해나가는 부류라는 생각을 했는데, 이 책도 뭔가 같은 결이라는 느낌을 받는다. 조금 더 현실적으로, 하지만 닥쳐온 상황에 용기 내고 처신하자는.
그래서 결말을 납득할 수 있다. 캄빌리는 웃었고, 어머니는 목소리를 크게 냈고, 오빠도 조금은 자신으로 돌아온다.

-. 읽고 싶어 벼르던 작가의 책을 한 권 끝냈다. 과연, 기다린 보람이 있었구나 싶어 만족스럽고, 주변에도 일독을 권한다.


#치마만다응고지아디치에
#민음사
#온라인서포터즈
#보라색히비스커스
#아디치에깊이읽기
#yannbooks
#얀님북스타
#chimamandangoziadichie
#purplehibiscus

5 0 15 August, 2019
민음사가 요즘 표지 맛집으로 주목받는다더니, 실물로 만난 보라색 히비스커스는 생각보다 훨씬 더 아리땁다.

치누아 아체베의 Things Fall Apart를 읽던 중에 다 읽으면 아디치에의 소설을 읽어야겠다고 마음먹은 참.
<<우리는 모두 페미니스트가 되어야 합니다>>, <<엄마는 페미니스트>>는 진작에 읽었고, 본업인 소설도 매우 궁금했는데 기대가 크다.

#치마만다응고지아디치에 
#민음사 
#온라인서포터즈
#보라색히비스커스
#아디치에깊이읽기 
#yannbooks
#얀님북스타
#purplehibiscus 
#chimamandangoziadichie (한 모퉁이가 찍혀와서 슬프다 ㅜㅠ)

민음사가 요즘 표지 맛집으로 주목받는다더니, 실물로 만난 보라색 히비스커스는 생각보다 훨씬 더 아리땁다.

치누아 아체베의 Things Fall Apart를 읽던 중에 다 읽으면 아디치에의 소설을 읽어야겠다고 마음먹은 참.
<<우리는 모두 페미니스트가 되어야 합니다>>, <<엄마는 페미니스트>>는 진작에 읽었고, 본업인 소설도 매우 궁금했는데 기대가 크다.

#치마만다응고지아디치에
#민음사
#온라인서포터즈
#보라색히비스커스
#아디치에깊이읽기
#yannbooks
#얀님북스타
#purplehibiscus
#chimamandangoziadichie (한 모퉁이가 찍혀와서 슬프다 ㅜㅠ)

4 0 15 August, 2019
A few days ago: when I started yet another book (in addition to the 2-3 others I’m working on) that I hope to finish before summer ends. This is my first Adichie, and it feels way overdue.
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#amreading #currentread #currentlyreading #summerreading #readersofinstagram #bookandcoffee #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #bookstagram #book #igreads #instareads #readersofig

A few days ago: when I started yet another book (in addition to the 2-3 others I’m working on) that I hope to finish before summer ends. This is my first Adichie, and it feels way overdue.
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#amreading #currentread #currentlyreading #summerreading #readersofinstagram #bookandcoffee #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #bookstagram #book #igreads #instareads #readersofig

55 5 14 August, 2019
치마만다 응고지 다이치에의 <보라색 히비스커스>를 읽었다.

나이지리아에 사는 부유한 캄빌리네 가족은
(얼마나 부자냐면, 기사딸린 벤츠를 타고 냉장고를 열면 탄산음료가 가득한 집이다.설명 끝~)
자신을 신격화하는 아버지의 지배 아래서 절대적 순종을 강요당하며 산다.
아버지의 정신적, 신체적 학대를 받으며 자란 캄빌리와 오빠 자자는 자유로운 정신의 소유자인 이페오마 고모의 집에 갔다가 자유와 사랑을 알게 된다.
나이지리아의 정치,경제 상황이 악화되면서
이에 맞물려 어버지의 학대도 심해져서 캄빌리의 삶은 조각나고 고모네 집으로 피신한다.
소극적이며 한 번도 자신의 의사표현을 당당하게 해본적 없는 캄빌리가 고모네 식구들과 어울리면서 주장하는 법과 사랑 받는 법을 서서히 배우게 된다.
그리고 아버지가 가한 육체적, 정신적 고통이 비정상이었음을 비로소 깨닫는다.
엄마와 오빠, 캄빌리의 결말이 어떻게 되는지는 스포이므로 말하지 않겠다.

아프리카 소녀의 성장기라고 하기엔 
너무 가혹하고 가슴아프지만
그래도,
캄빌리곁에 이페오마 고모와 아마디 신부같은 사람들이 있어서 다행이다.

나는 내 아이에게 어떤 부모일까?
아닌 척하면서 절대군주처럼 복종만을 강요하는 엄마가 아닌지 뜨끔했다.

책에서 스쳐지나간 여성들에게도 응원을 보낸다.

P.274
그때 나는 이페오마 고모도 사촌들에게 똑같이 해 왔음을 깨달았다. 엄마가 자식한테 어떤 식으로 말하고, 무엇을 기대하는가를 통해 그 애들이 뛰어넘어야 할 목표를 점점 더 높였다. 아이들이 반드시 막대를 넘으리라 믿으면서 항상 그랬다. 그리고 실제로 그렇게 됐다. 오빠와 내 경우는 달랐다.우리는 스스로 막대를 넘울 수 있다고 믿어서 넘은 게 아니라 넘지 못할까 봐 두려워서 넘었다.

P.359
자자는 곧 집에 돌아올 거야. 아마디 신부는 마지막 편지에 그렇게 적었다. 그 편지는 지금 내 가방 안에 있다. 너는 그걸 믿어야해. 그리고 나는 그걸 믿었다. 그를 믿었다. 그때까지는 변호사들로부터 들은 것도 없었고 확실치도 않았지만. 나는 아마디 신부가 말하는 것을 믿는다. 또박또박 쓴 그의 기울어진 필체를 믿는다. 왜냐하면 그가 그렇게 말했고 그의 말이 참이기 때문이다.

#책읽는엄마#신디북카페
#보라색히비스커스
#치마만다응고지아디치에 
#민음사
#신디서재#아프리카문학#책추천
#책스타그램#북스타그램
#purplehibiscus
#chimamandangoziadichie

치마만다 응고지 다이치에의 <보라색 히비스커스>를 읽었다.

나이지리아에 사는 부유한 캄빌리네 가족은
(얼마나 부자냐면, 기사딸린 벤츠를 타고 냉장고를 열면 탄산음료가 가득한 집이다.설명 끝~)
자신을 신격화하는 아버지의 지배 아래서 절대적 순종을 강요당하며 산다.
아버지의 정신적, 신체적 학대를 받으며 자란 캄빌리와 오빠 자자는 자유로운 정신의 소유자인 이페오마 고모의 집에 갔다가 자유와 사랑을 알게 된다.
나이지리아의 정치,경제 상황이 악화되면서
이에 맞물려 어버지의 학대도 심해져서 캄빌리의 삶은 조각나고 고모네 집으로 피신한다.
소극적이며 한 번도 자신의 의사표현을 당당하게 해본적 없는 캄빌리가 고모네 식구들과 어울리면서 주장하는 법과 사랑 받는 법을 서서히 배우게 된다.
그리고 아버지가 가한 육체적, 정신적 고통이 비정상이었음을 비로소 깨닫는다.
엄마와 오빠, 캄빌리의 결말이 어떻게 되는지는 스포이므로 말하지 않겠다.

아프리카 소녀의 성장기라고 하기엔
너무 가혹하고 가슴아프지만
그래도,
캄빌리곁에 이페오마 고모와 아마디 신부같은 사람들이 있어서 다행이다.

나는 내 아이에게 어떤 부모일까?
아닌 척하면서 절대군주처럼 복종만을 강요하는 엄마가 아닌지 뜨끔했다.

책에서 스쳐지나간 여성들에게도 응원을 보낸다.

P.274
그때 나는 이페오마 고모도 사촌들에게 똑같이 해 왔음을 깨달았다. 엄마가 자식한테 어떤 식으로 말하고, 무엇을 기대하는가를 통해 그 애들이 뛰어넘어야 할 목표를 점점 더 높였다. 아이들이 반드시 막대를 넘으리라 믿으면서 항상 그랬다. 그리고 실제로 그렇게 됐다. 오빠와 내 경우는 달랐다.우리는 스스로 막대를 넘울 수 있다고 믿어서 넘은 게 아니라 넘지 못할까 봐 두려워서 넘었다.

P.359
자자는 곧 집에 돌아올 거야. 아마디 신부는 마지막 편지에 그렇게 적었다. 그 편지는 지금 내 가방 안에 있다. 너는 그걸 믿어야해. 그리고 나는 그걸 믿었다. 그를 믿었다. 그때까지는 변호사들로부터 들은 것도 없었고 확실치도 않았지만. 나는 아마디 신부가 말하는 것을 믿는다. 또박또박 쓴 그의 기울어진 필체를 믿는다. 왜냐하면 그가 그렇게 말했고 그의 말이 참이기 때문이다.

#책읽는엄마 #신디북카페
#보라색히비스커스
#치마만다응고지아디치에
#민음사
#신디서재 #아프리카문학 #책추천
#책스타그램 #북스타그램
#purplehibiscus
#chimamandangoziadichie

90 4 14 August, 2019
When at school, I had a tough time with my literature classes because I could never finish the reading assignments 😅. For some reason, african literature seemed too hard for me then. But as i grow, my mind appreciates this kind of literature more. It’s so easy to picture the story’s setting because it is somewhat relatable. 
I found #PurpleHibiscus great with a heavy vital theme. The start was somewhat of a slow buildup until when the characters shifted to another village... and woah, that ending? Did not see it coming.

Everything took a quick turn and the characters’ growth was inline with the plot. Overall a good read which convinced me to try out more of #Chimamanda’s works, as this was my first.
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#PurpleHibiscus #ChimamandaNgoziAdichie #African #AfricanLiterature #AfricaReads #purplehair #Books #ReadingIsFun #UnitedBookstagram #BookstagramNewbie #Cafes  #SmoothiesAndBooks #BooksAndCafes

When at school, I had a tough time with my literature classes because I could never finish the reading assignments 😅. For some reason, african literature seemed too hard for me then. But as i grow, my mind appreciates this kind of literature more. It’s so easy to picture the story’s setting because it is somewhat relatable.
I found #PurpleHibiscus great with a heavy vital theme. The start was somewhat of a slow buildup until when the characters shifted to another village... and woah, that ending? Did not see it coming.

Everything took a quick turn and the characters’ growth was inline with the plot. Overall a good read which convinced me to try out more of #Chimamanda’s works, as this was my first.
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#PurpleHibiscus #ChimamandaNgoziAdichie #African #AfricanLiterature #AfricaReads #purplehair #Books #ReadingIsFun #UnitedBookstagram #BookstagramNewbie #Cafes #SmoothiesAndBooks #BooksAndCafes

11 0 13 August, 2019
Book 9 of 2019- Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 🍁

At times, a book comes into our life and makes it a bit better than what it actually was. Maybe, it's just a state of mind or maybe, nothing actually happens as such. Still, the impact makes things look a lot better than it were. This is one of those. This is the first time, I came across a book written by Adichie. I have heard a lot of bookstagrammers raving about Purple Hibiscus. I have seen a lot of hyped books failing to meet my level of expectations. This didn't. This stood out amongst all. This in a way, turned out to be my best read of 2019, till date.

If you're looking for a review, please don't. Just go and read this one.

Book 9 of 2019- Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 🍁

At times, a book comes into our life and makes it a bit better than what it actually was. Maybe, it's just a state of mind or maybe, nothing actually happens as such. Still, the impact makes things look a lot better than it were. This is one of those. This is the first time, I came across a book written by Adichie. I have heard a lot of bookstagrammers raving about Purple Hibiscus. I have seen a lot of hyped books failing to meet my level of expectations. This didn't. This stood out amongst all. This in a way, turned out to be my best read of 2019, till date.

If you're looking for a review, please don't. Just go and read this one.

60 1 12 August, 2019
Happy Sunday everyone! What’s everyone doing today? 🌸
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I was tagged by @carlaslittlelibrary to show off my floral book covers! 💐 I actually don’t have too many which is a shame 😕 Any recs for good books with pretty covers? 😂 I’m tagging some other friends to play along (but feel free to just join in on the challenge)!
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I was so tired last night I didn’t even get to read! I just passed out after work! Hopefully I get a little more reading done today because I’m really enjoying my current read! •
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#theoverflowingbookshelf #floralbooks #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #onceandforall #sarahdessen #fivefeetapart #rachaellippincott #thingsyousaveinafire #katherinecenter #books #booknerd #literature #bookclub #bookhoarder #bookrecommendation #reading #bookreviews #bookblog #booklover #bookstagram #read #review #bookreviewsbyabooklover #happyreading #bookobsessed #novels #words

Happy Sunday everyone! What’s everyone doing today? 🌸



I was tagged by @carlaslittlelibrary to show off my floral book covers! 💐 I actually don’t have too many which is a shame 😕 Any recs for good books with pretty covers? 😂 I’m tagging some other friends to play along (but feel free to just join in on the challenge)!



I was so tired last night I didn’t even get to read! I just passed out after work! Hopefully I get a little more reading done today because I’m really enjoying my current read! •


#theoverflowingbookshelf  #floralbooks  #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #onceandforall #sarahdessen #fivefeetapart #rachaellippincott #thingsyousaveinafire #katherinecenter #books  #booknerd #literature  #bookclub  #bookhoarder #bookrecommendation  #reading #bookreviews #bookblog  #booklover #bookstagram  #read  #review #bookreviewsbyabooklover #happyreading  #bookobsessed  #novels  #words

85 6 11 August, 2019
“His seventeen-year-old face had grown lines; they zigzagged across his forehead, and inside each line a dark tension had crawled in.” Another magnificent novel by the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists. Purple Hibiscus is the coming of age of Kambili, a fifteen-year-old Nigerian girl who - on the outside - lives a privileged life with a generous father and loving mother. On the inside of their compound, however, there is a suffocating tension, a deep fear of any deviation from their father’s demands, and a devotion to the Catholic Church that justifies all “in the name of The Lord.” Haunting, heart-wrenching, and beautiful. Easily one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. •
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 #bookstagram #gladlyoverbooked #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookworm #booknerd #book #booklust #book #reading #booklover #bookish #books #booksofinstagram #readmore #bookcommunity #fortheloveofreading #readergram #bookstagramfeatures @chimamanda_adichie @algonquinbooks #purplehibiscus #acapulcobay #acapulco #weekendvibes

“His seventeen-year-old face had grown lines; they zigzagged across his forehead, and inside each line a dark tension had crawled in.” Another magnificent novel by the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists. Purple Hibiscus is the coming of age of Kambili, a fifteen-year-old Nigerian girl who - on the outside - lives a privileged life with a generous father and loving mother. On the inside of their compound, however, there is a suffocating tension, a deep fear of any deviation from their father’s demands, and a devotion to the Catholic Church that justifies all “in the name of The Lord.” Haunting, heart-wrenching, and beautiful. Easily one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. •


#bookstagram #gladlyoverbooked #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookworm #booknerd #book #booklust #book #reading #booklover #bookish #books #booksofinstagram #readmore #bookcommunity #fortheloveofreading #readergram #bookstagramfeatures @chimamanda_adichie @algonquinbooks #purplehibiscus #acapulcobay #acapulco #weekendvibes

42 1 11 August, 2019
Purple hibiscus. June 2016. #purplehibiscus #lovemygarden

Purple hibiscus. June 2016. #purplehibiscus #lovemygarden

2 0 11 August, 2019
#보라색히비스커스
엄마는 페미니스트를 통해 알게된 작가라 이런책을 쓰리라곤 상상도 못했다
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주체적인 자아.
정신적 독립기..는 과연 무엇일까?
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스스로 생각하고 선택한다는것..
과연 나는..?
이렇게 나이는 먹었는데 말이지...에휴~
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신체적,정신적 성장에 필요한 요소들..
저절로 성장하는것은 없기에..
또..방황과 갈등이 필요하다는걸 알지만..
마음은 아프다..
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#치마만다응고지아디치에
#purplehibiscus
#민음사
#그녀의팬이될거야
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한번은 이렇게 썼다.
우리가 민주주의를 몇 번 시도했다가 실패했기 때문에 민주 정치를 못할거라고 생각하는 자들이 있다. 마치 오늘날의 민주  국가들은 처음부터 잘했던 것처럼. 그것은 걸음마를 떼려다 엉덩방아를 찧는 아기에게 가만있으라고 하는 것과 같다. 마치 그 아기를 앞질러 가는 어른들은 기어 다녔던 시절이 없는 것처럼. P358

#보라색히비스커스
엄마는 페미니스트를 통해 알게된 작가라 이런책을 쓰리라곤 상상도 못했다
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주체적인 자아.
정신적 독립기..는 과연 무엇일까?
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스스로 생각하고 선택한다는것..
과연 나는..?
이렇게 나이는 먹었는데 말이지...에휴~
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신체적,정신적 성장에 필요한 요소들..
저절로 성장하는것은 없기에..
또..방황과 갈등이 필요하다는걸 알지만..
마음은 아프다..
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#치마만다응고지아디치에
#purplehibiscus
#민음사
#그녀의팬이될거야
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한번은 이렇게 썼다.
우리가 민주주의를 몇 번 시도했다가 실패했기 때문에 민주 정치를 못할거라고 생각하는 자들이 있다. 마치 오늘날의 민주 국가들은 처음부터 잘했던 것처럼. 그것은 걸음마를 떼려다 엉덩방아를 찧는 아기에게 가만있으라고 하는 것과 같다. 마치 그 아기를 앞질러 가는 어른들은 기어 다녔던 시절이 없는 것처럼. P358

107 2 11 August, 2019
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생각이 너무 많은 요즘.
머리가 터질것 같은데
그나마 독서가 위안이 되고
머리를 맑게 해주는 듯.
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#보라색히비스커스 #치마만다응고지아디치에 #민음사 #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #bookstagram #북스타그램 #책스타그램 #오늘의책

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생각이 너무 많은 요즘.
머리가 터질것 같은데
그나마 독서가 위안이 되고
머리를 맑게 해주는 듯.
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#보라색히비스커스 #치마만다응고지아디치에 #민음사 #purplehibiscus #chimamandangoziadichie #bookstagram #북스타그램 #책스타그램 #오늘의책

130 3 11 August, 2019
Hummingbird nest on the champaca tree. February 2016. #hummingbird #hummingbirdnest #champaca #michaeliaalba #lovemygarden

Hummingbird nest on the champaca tree. February 2016. #hummingbird #hummingbirdnest #champaca #michaeliaalba #lovemygarden

8 1 10 August, 2019
Nossos hibiscos, um mais lindo que o outro! Temos esse amarelo diferentão, temos roxo (arrasta pro lado!) e um amarelo quase verde, que quando florir a gente mostra aqui. Hibisco é a nossa flor favorita! E a sua, qual é? 🌺

#flowergram #instaflower #hibiscus #hibisco #purplehibiscus #jardim #jericoacoara #pousadasemjeri #pousadadarenata #melhoresdestinos #traveldestinations #ferias #feriasnoceara #feriasnonordeste #vemprajeri #livejeri #cafejeri #pedrafurada #lagoadoparaiso #vacation #vacances #voyage #airfrance #bresil

Nossos hibiscos, um mais lindo que o outro! Temos esse amarelo diferentão, temos roxo (arrasta pro lado!) e um amarelo quase verde, que quando florir a gente mostra aqui. Hibisco é a nossa flor favorita! E a sua, qual é? 🌺

#flowergram #instaflower #hibiscus #hibisco #purplehibiscus #jardim #jericoacoara #pousadasemjeri #pousadadarenata #melhoresdestinos #traveldestinations #ferias #feriasnoceara #feriasnonordeste #vemprajeri #livejeri #cafejeri #pedrafurada #lagoadoparaiso #vacation #vacances #voyage #airfrance #bresil

33 0 10 August, 2019
Violet iris after the rain. April 2016.
#irises #lovemygarden

Violet iris after the rain. April 2016.
#irises #lovemygarden

7 1 10 August, 2019
Candy corn plant or culpheaignea May 2016.
#culpheaignea #candycornplant #lovemygarden

Candy corn plant or culpheaignea May 2016.
#culpheaignea #candycornplant #lovemygarden

5 1 10 August, 2019
Bouquet of roses from my garden gifted to my daughter-in-law. April 2016. #lovemygarden #roses

Bouquet of roses from my garden gifted to my daughter-in-law. April 2016. #lovemygarden #roses

5 1 10 August, 2019
Nine roses after the rain April 2016.
#lovemygarden #roses

Nine roses after the rain April 2016.
#lovemygarden #roses

4 1 10 August, 2019
Asiatic hybrid lily.
#Liliumasiatic'Apeldoorn' #asiaticlily #lovemygarden

Asiatic hybrid lily.
#Liliumasiatic'Apeldoorn' #asiaticlily #lovemygarden

10 1 10 August, 2019

Top #purplehibiscus posts

The complete works by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie- one of my favourite authors of all time. 🤩 I’m still reading ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, which is the last work by her that I haven’t finished reading. ‘Americanah’ has so far been my favourite but it’s being contested by ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’. This book is changing my life. Whoever said fiction is useless and can’t teach us anything has obviously never read ‘HOAYS’. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Also, how gorgeous are these limited @narrativelscape editions? If you live in the UK and Europe, your plug for them is @houseofzabadi (which is where I got them from). 💝 
#chimamandangozieadichie #theadichiecollection #halfofayellowsun #bookblogger #bookreviews #bookreviewers #bloggingforbooks #bookishfeature #bookfeatures #currentlyreading #literaryfiction #nonfiction #bookflatlay #readwomen #thethingaroundyourneck #americanah #weshouldallbefeminists #dearijeawele #purplehibiscus #nigeria #nigerianliterature #nigerianexcellence #diasporalit

The complete works by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie- one of my favourite authors of all time. 🤩 I’m still reading ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, which is the last work by her that I haven’t finished reading. ‘Americanah’ has so far been my favourite but it’s being contested by ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’. This book is changing my life. Whoever said fiction is useless and can’t teach us anything has obviously never read ‘HOAYS’. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Also, how gorgeous are these limited @narrativelscape editions? If you live in the UK and Europe, your plug for them is @houseofzabadi (which is where I got them from). 💝
#chimamandangozieadichie #theadichiecollection #halfofayellowsun #bookblogger #bookreviews #bookreviewers #bloggingforbooks #bookishfeature #bookfeatures #currentlyreading #literaryfiction #nonfiction #bookflatlay #readwomen #thethingaroundyourneck #americanah #weshouldallbefeminists #dearijeawele #purplehibiscus #nigeria #nigerianliterature #nigerianexcellence #diasporalit

254 41 29 April, 2019
I pulled all the pastel colored books off my #TBR shelf for today’s pastel colors prompt in the #springbookpics2019 challenge. Any of these I should move to the top of my list?

Special thanks to my friend @jaxbookswinetravel for the cute Easter mug. 🐰

And thanks to @lindsays_books and @danidsfavereads for putting together this challenge. I’ve had fun with it this week. 
#unreadshelfproject2019 #cominghome #purplehibiscus #mybrilliantfriend #sourdough #themermaidchair #pastelbooks

I pulled all the pastel colored books off my #TBR shelf for today’s pastel colors prompt in the #springbookpics2019 challenge. Any of these I should move to the top of my list?

Special thanks to my friend @jaxbookswinetravel for the cute Easter mug. 🐰

And thanks to @lindsays_books and @danidsfavereads for putting together this challenge. I’ve had fun with it this week.
#unreadshelfproject2019 #cominghome #purplehibiscus #mybrilliantfriend #sourdough #themermaidchair #pastelbooks

113 11 20 April, 2019
April Wrap-up 📚❤️ Much to my surprise, I read 12 books last month. Not pictured are No Exit (3⭐️ ), #thelastmrsparrish (3⭐️) and #theneonrain (3⭐️).Thanks to @stmartinspress for the free copy of #savingmeghan. Both #thegirlheusedtoknow and #purplehibiscus were 4 ⭐️reads for me, the rest were 3⭐️. Plus, 8 of these were from my #unreadshelf #aprilwrapup #bookstack #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booklover #librarylover  #readwhatyouown #unreadshelfproject2019❤️📚

April Wrap-up 📚❤️ Much to my surprise, I read 12 books last month. Not pictured are No Exit (3⭐️ ), #thelastmrsparrish (3⭐️) and #theneonrain (3⭐️).Thanks to @stmartinspress for the free copy of #savingmeghan. Both #thegirlheusedtoknow and #purplehibiscus were 4 ⭐️reads for me, the rest were 3⭐️. Plus, 8 of these were from my #unreadshelf #aprilwrapup #bookstack #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booklover #librarylover #readwhatyouown #unreadshelfproject2019❤️📚

139 10 1 May, 2019
It’s Tuesday and I’m working from our couch table. #whataweekitsbeen I’m a big advocate of striking the right balance, which is why I’ve done some #phd work this morning and will be spending some time in my beloved armchair reading #purplehibiscus . I’m roughly halfway through and I’m getting to like the book and the layers of meaning it contains. Initially I was just irritated by ‘Papa’ - an obnoxious, fanatically religious patriarch *🤮*. I’m starting to understand his role in the book, though, and I’ve decided to see him less as a character, and more like a metaphor for the evils of religious fanaticism- for my own sake. 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺 What are your thoughts about this book? Quite a good number of people have told me that it’s an easy and rather fast read, but I find that it has too much to offer to just breeze through it. Thoughts?

#bookblogger #notsponsored #bookreviews #bookreviewers #bloggingforbooks #bookishfeature #bookfeatures #currentlyreading #literaryfiction #booksandtea #bookflatlay #readwomen #writersofcolour #blackliterature #chimamandangoziadichie #nigerianliterature #nigerianlit #nigeria 
#feminist #feminism #workingfromhome #bookstagramafrica #diversespines

It’s Tuesday and I’m working from our couch table. #whataweekitsbeen I’m a big advocate of striking the right balance, which is why I’ve done some #phd work this morning and will be spending some time in my beloved armchair reading #purplehibiscus . I’m roughly halfway through and I’m getting to like the book and the layers of meaning it contains. Initially I was just irritated by ‘Papa’ - an obnoxious, fanatically religious patriarch *🤮*. I’m starting to understand his role in the book, though, and I’ve decided to see him less as a character, and more like a metaphor for the evils of religious fanaticism- for my own sake. 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺 What are your thoughts about this book? Quite a good number of people have told me that it’s an easy and rather fast read, but I find that it has too much to offer to just breeze through it. Thoughts?

#bookblogger #notsponsored #bookreviews #bookreviewers #bloggingforbooks #bookishfeature #bookfeatures #currentlyreading #literaryfiction #booksandtea #bookflatlay #readwomen #writersofcolour #blackliterature #chimamandangoziadichie #nigerianliterature #nigerianlit #nigeria
#feminist #feminism #workingfromhome #bookstagramafrica #diversespines

266 25 29 January, 2019
I realized while reading #PurpleHibiscus that I’ve read relatively few fiction books that take place in Africa (for international reads, I seem to read more Asian & South/Central American literature). So I just organized a list of all the African countries & sorted into it all the books I’ve already read. Now I can tackle this systematically, in my typical nerd style. What African reads would you recommend? I know that this a ridiculous range to ask for and that there are tons!!

I realized while reading #PurpleHibiscus that I’ve read relatively few fiction books that take place in Africa (for international reads, I seem to read more Asian & South/Central American literature). So I just organized a list of all the African countries & sorted into it all the books I’ve already read. Now I can tackle this systematically, in my typical nerd style. What African reads would you recommend? I know that this a ridiculous range to ask for and that there are tons!!

701 129 24 June, 2019
A fairly new hibiscus variety bloomed for us recently 🌺 
Hibiscus ‘Pinot Noir’ (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis hybrid) ‘Pinot Noir’ has exceptionally large, 8-9” flowers that are light lavender with maroon centers. The flowers have a hint of pink in the petals. ‘Pinot Noir’ is easy-to grow and forms a nice, upright bush. Like all hibiscus, grow in full sun with plentiful water and fertilizer to optimize blooming potential.
📸 by our grower @ameliasgreen
#logees #logeesgreenhouse #logeestropicalplants #plants #rareplants #botanicals #greenhouse #hibiscus #hibiscusflower #hibiscusblooms #hibiscuspinotnoir #purplehibiscus #🌺

A fairly new hibiscus variety bloomed for us recently 🌺
Hibiscus ‘Pinot Noir’ (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis hybrid) ‘Pinot Noir’ has exceptionally large, 8-9” flowers that are light lavender with maroon centers. The flowers have a hint of pink in the petals. ‘Pinot Noir’ is easy-to grow and forms a nice, upright bush. Like all hibiscus, grow in full sun with plentiful water and fertilizer to optimize blooming potential.
📸 by our grower @ameliasgreen
#logees #logeesgreenhouse #logeestropicalplants #plants #rareplants #botanicals #greenhouse #hibiscus #hibiscusflower #hibiscusblooms #hibiscuspinotnoir #purplehibiscus #🌺

935 19 20 December, 2017
I need to buy these for my own garden!

#purplehibiscus #unthankarms #beergarden #summerevening #purple #flowers

I need to buy these for my own garden!

#purplehibiscus #unthankarms #beergarden #summerevening #purple #flowers

688 44 3 August, 2016
Time for a spell-the-month stack. September and some of my favourite African authors... *S*tay with me - *E*lsewhere, Home - *P*urple Hibuscus - *T*ram 83 - *E*furu - *M*easuring Time - *B*lack Moses - *E*vening Primrose - *R*otten Row 
#bookstagram #booklover #booknerd #bookworm #bookaddict #bookaddict #bookstagramfeature #africanliterature #africanauthors #bibliophile #spellthemonthinbooks #staywithme #blackmoses #elsewherehome #measuringtime #rottenrow #purplehibiscus #helonhabila #eveningprimrose #kopanomatlwa #fistonmwanzamujila #floranwapa #chimamandangoziadichie #alainmabanckou #ayobamiadebayo #leilaaboulela #petinagappah #tram83

Time for a spell-the-month stack. September and some of my favourite African authors... *S*tay with me - *E*lsewhere, Home - *P*urple Hibuscus - *T*ram 83 - *E*furu - *M*easuring Time - *B*lack Moses - *E*vening Primrose - *R*otten Row
#bookstagram #booklover #booknerd #bookworm #bookaddict #bookaddict #bookstagramfeature #africanliterature #africanauthors #bibliophile #spellthemonthinbooks #staywithme #blackmoses #elsewherehome #measuringtime #rottenrow #purplehibiscus #helonhabila #eveningprimrose #kopanomatlwa #fistonmwanzamujila #floranwapa #chimamandangoziadichie #alainmabanckou #ayobamiadebayo #leilaaboulela #petinagappah #tram83

161 7 2 September, 2018
Purple Hibiscus was the third novel I read from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and that allowed me to see how her style has changed as an author. I think both Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah are very rich and wordy (that’s not me complaining, I love both those novels!), whereas Purple Hibiscus felt almost sparse by comparison. But as it turns out, she does both equally well, as I was affected by this fairly simple and straightforward account of a 15 year old girl’s life in Nigeria as I was by her two later novels.
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Told from Kambili’s perspective, this book is the heartbreaking account of a family trapped in a cycle of abuse delivered at the hands of a man expected to take care of them. It was devastating to read, as Adichie perfectly captures the way Kambili, her brother Jaja and her mother are under the illusion their father treats them this way because he loves them; fearing his wrath and desperately craving his approval. Some scenes were incredibly hard to read, and Adichie doesn’t flinch from the abuse, without overdoing it on overly graphic details.
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Purple Hibiscus offers a glimpse into the darker side of religion in Nigeria, as well as the good side and the solace and comfort it can offer people. There’s also an insight into the political coups of the country and, while not really the main focus of the story, some idea of the corruption at play in roles of power (thinking of the prison scenes here).
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Clear, concise, impactful, and while not as richly evocative as Americanah, still a book that moved me and a must if you’re looking for a female coming-of-age story with a sharp eye for familial relationships, both good and bad.
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4/5⭐️
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Purple Hibiscus was the third novel I read from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and that allowed me to see how her style has changed as an author. I think both Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah are very rich and wordy (that’s not me complaining, I love both those novels!), whereas Purple Hibiscus felt almost sparse by comparison. But as it turns out, she does both equally well, as I was affected by this fairly simple and straightforward account of a 15 year old girl’s life in Nigeria as I was by her two later novels.
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Told from Kambili’s perspective, this book is the heartbreaking account of a family trapped in a cycle of abuse delivered at the hands of a man expected to take care of them. It was devastating to read, as Adichie perfectly captures the way Kambili, her brother Jaja and her mother are under the illusion their father treats them this way because he loves them; fearing his wrath and desperately craving his approval. Some scenes were incredibly hard to read, and Adichie doesn’t flinch from the abuse, without overdoing it on overly graphic details.
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Purple Hibiscus offers a glimpse into the darker side of religion in Nigeria, as well as the good side and the solace and comfort it can offer people. There’s also an insight into the political coups of the country and, while not really the main focus of the story, some idea of the corruption at play in roles of power (thinking of the prison scenes here).
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Clear, concise, impactful, and while not as richly evocative as Americanah, still a book that moved me and a must if you’re looking for a female coming-of-age story with a sharp eye for familial relationships, both good and bad.
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2,067 95 30 May, 2019