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Let's talk about why we should read books like We Need New Names

1) It’s a fantastic novel. NoViolet Bulawayo’s debut novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and won a bunch of other prestigious awards that I’m not going to list. 486 more words


Review of Noviolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names, The Age, 3 August 2013

What Bulawayo wishes us to take notice of is, in summary, the disbandment of a nation. Zimbabwe might still technically exist, but events such as these have led to the mass exodus, still continuing, of its people.

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the cain prize for diaspora writing ?

The Cain Prize 2014 has been won by the Kenyan writer Okwiri Oduor, who is ‘based in Nairobi’. The last three words I found in the article I refer to here. 63 more words


REVIEW: We Need New Names

Last year I watched that yearly Newsnight episode about the Man Booker Prize nominees.  The consequence of which was me vowing I would not be reading… 582 more words


A Stack of Twenty-Two Books Seeking Attention

I’ll just go ahead and blame my silence on the pile pictured above.  There are books in there that I need to review, and I’ve been telling myself that if I don’t review those then I can’t say anything else.  841 more words

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Book Review: We Need New Names


NoViolet Bulawayo’s (2013) We Need New Names is a story detailing a young girl’s life, Darling, as she grows up in Zimbabwe and then the United States. 782 more words