« 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-oldLire la suite « Finding Your Voice: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie »
Did you ever spend a day constantly checking the back of your skirt or pants, terrified by the possibility that a drop of blood might have leaked? How ashamed would you be if it ever happened? Have you ever had a menstrual emergency while you did not have the necessary products on hand or could not find a public bathroom to take care of the situation? Scary, right?