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Book review: We Need New Names

I was left in stitches. ‘We Need New Names’ is a novel by Zimbabwean author, Noviolet Bulawayo.

In the novel, Noviolet follows Darling and her friends Stina, Chipo, Godknows, Sbho and Bastard. 247 more words

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Making the most of a day

Working in the studio of Eddi Fleming, we listened to several chapters of a remarkable first novel by a Zimbabwean author, NoViolet Bulawayo, “We Need New Names.” As the story tells how children in a shanty town play games such as “finding bin Laden” and cope with terrible privation, disease, and death, it made a striking contrast to my small struggles with color, value, proportion.

The Year in Books - Part Two

Eleanor Catton – The Luminaries

A mystery story (kind of) set in the New Zealand town of Hokitika during the gold rush of the 1860s, … 1,414 more words


On African Writers Writing “Black Topics.”

“But black and African writers are read for their novels about slavery, colonialism, poverty, civil wars, imprisonment, female circumcision – in short, for subjects that reflect the troubles of Africa and black people as perceived by the rest of the world.

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Notes on Books: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

I’ve been eyeing NoViolet Bulawayo’s book ever since it was launched early last year. The striking name of the book coupled with the catchy name of the author, this was book that was screaming to be read. 1,310 more words


Un libro per Natale: consigli dell'ultimo minuto per un regalo che si può prendere all'ultimo minuto

Sono i librai per primi a dire che il libro è uno degli ultimi regali che si compra. Come dire che è l’ultima spiaggia, ma anche come dire che è un’ancora di salvataggio, e anche che per quanto scelto in fretta un libro è sempre buono. 544 more words

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