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We Need New Names

Title: We Need New Names

Author: NoViolet Bulawayo

Genre: YA Fiction

Year of Release: 2014

Review: Darling dreams of moving to America with her aunt where she will have dolls and she’ll never be hungry. 268 more words

A place to stand - embarrassing encounters at the Word Christchurch festival



It’s weird getting to meet your heroes. I’m beginning to come to the conclusion that sometimes it’s better to not meet them. The relationship you have is imaginary – they talk to you, you imagine talking back to them. 160 more words

contemporary african novelists

Recently, the New York Times ran an article about the rise in popularity of books penned by African authors: “New Wave of African Writers With an Internationalist Bent… 1,613 more words


NoViolet Bulawayo: The Interview. WORD Christchurch

Straight after NoViolet Bulawayo‘s presentation on her book We Need New Names at WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival, I cornered her for a chat. 1,013 more words


everything i produce is african

In the merry month of June Kampala, Uganda, was brimming with writers and hangers-on, who attended The Writivism Festival. One of the participants was NoViolet Bulawayo.  28 more words


We need new names: WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival

Zimbabwe came as close as it is ever likely to get, in having one of its daughters win the Man Booker Prize, when in 2013, … 730 more words


A Writer Reads: What I Did This Summer

(a post from guest author Mary Burns)

Do I read more in Summer?  Probably.  The light lasts longer, the warm temperatures encourage sloth.  I see more of friends for… 677 more words

Mary Burns