This watercolor was mailed to my grand-daughter Marina a few days ago.
I've just finished reading PURPLE HIBISCUS, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. It is the story of Kambili, a 15 year old who lives in fear of her father, a charismatic yet violent and abusive patriarch who is respected in the community. He is fanatically regilious at home. She and her brother Jaja discover a new way of life when they visit their aunt. A way of life full of laughter. They had not known laughter before. A beautiful book, I strongly recommend it. A page turner, I finished it at two in the morning!