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Award-Winning Books: Update

Three months ago, I set myself a challenge to increase the number of award-winning and award-nominated authors that I’d read.  An examination of a list of Booker nominees and winners embarrassed me – although I did have a lot of books by authors on the list waiting to be read.   390 more words

The Pile

My Review of "We Need New Names"

Read for Zimbabwe in My World Tour

“We Need New Names” was one of the most explosive literary debuts in recent years. It got shout-outs from Junot Diaz and Ms. 702 more words


A little bit about myself

For no reason at all, I would like to share the following information about myself.

Reading: Recently finished We Need New Names (NoViolet Bulawayo) and I needed something light so I picked up… 138 more words

Heart Matters

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Bulawayo’s style is impressive. She manages to capture Zimbabwe and the United States through the eyes of Darling, a 10 year old girl. Bulawayo’s words paint a clear yet lyrical message of life in Zimbabwe, a country in turmoil for decades under autocratic rule. 81 more words


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