Aren’t you happy

Home is a killing ground
At home, when you go out
You might never come back

Finding Your Voice: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Things started to fall apart at home when, my brother, Jaja, did not go to communion and Papa flung his heavy missal across the room and broke the figurines on the étagère.” Here is the sentence that introduces Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s very first novel, published in 2003. In this novel, the narrator is a 15-year-old…