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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo 2013

I’ve pulled back from dumping my blog because I thought it took up too much damn time. Instead I’m inaugurating two rules. One, 500 words max. 647 more words

Literary Fiction

i like to write from the bone

Her name is NoViolet Bulawayo, but this is not her name that is printed on official papers of the Zimbabwean writer, who lives and lectures in the United States. 15 more words


We need more names - the limitations of African Literature

The increasing interest in African Literature and the recognition of African authors globally is a cause for celebration. Yet the increase in visibility is not without its problems. 407 more words


We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo

I first heard of this book at Hay Festival in 2013. As you might remember from my other Hay blog posts, the festival puts on regular talks called ‘Fictions’, where one or two authors are probed about the latest novels they are promoting. 874 more words

Four Stars

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

It took me almost two years to get around to reading We Need New Names, the first novel by an author from Zimbabwe to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.   768 more words


Interview, NoViolet Bulawayo

I was very excited to interview NoViolet Bulawayo, author of the debut novel, We Need New Names, which won the 2014 Hemingway/PEN Award. She spoke with me about her novel, and her experience growing up in Zimbabwe, the effect of the Mugabe regime, HIV/AIDS epidemic, and moving to Michigan as a child. 16 more words

the african renaissance

Nana writes about the renaissance in African Literature over the last few years.

She talks about the issue of language (Ngugi !), the identity of the African writer and the influence of the diaspora.