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We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo

I know, I know, everybody else read NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names ages ago when it was shortlisted for the Booker and won a swag of awards in 2013.  1,328 more words


Complementary Books

You know how people find things that go well together like discovering that “aha” feeling when taking chilled water right after eating mints,   I have also discovered some book combinations I think people should try. 262 more words

book review: we need new names by NoViolet Bulawayo


We need new names, begins with Darling and her friends Chipo, Stina, Bastard, Spo, and Godknows on their way to steal guavas because they are so hungry. 627 more words

Book Review: The Book of Memory

The story that you have asked me to tell you does not begin with the pitiful ugliness of Lloyd’s death. It begins on a long-ago day in August when the sun seared my blistered face and I was nine years old and my father and mother sold me to a strange man.

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Sentence of the Sentury

In my early twenties, while attending a workshop on “Teaching About Africa”, I was introduced to African literature which has enriched my life unmeasurably. My current exercise in seeing the world through African lenses is… 479 more words