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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Date Read: June 28th 2015

Published: June 2013

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Pages: 290

The Blurb

Darling and her friends live in a shanty called Paradise – which of course is no such thing. 948 more words

African Literature

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

A bittersweet taste of the socio-economic status quo in Zimbabwe, and a glimpse into the South African dynamics. NoViolet Bulawayo in her debut book, allows us to see life in the lenses of Darling, a ten year old girl who lives in Zimbabwe. 803 more words


The Struggle Beyond Borders.

When things fall apart, we look elsewhere to seek refuge in places we will never call home. NoViolet Bulawayo’s book, We Need New Names opened my eyes to things I did not see. 408 more words


noviolet bulawayo interviews chinelo

I could not find the date of publication of this interview. Chinelo Okparanta has just published her novel ‘Under the udala trees”, so I have decided to publish it today. 13 more words


Day 773: We Need New Names

I wanted to like We Need New Names more than I did. It is about an interesting topic and is vividly written, sometimes with striking images. 262 more words


Just Read: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ve not read a book written as though someone was casually speaking their language to themselves. 494 more words


Book Review -- We Need New Names (2013) by NoViolet Bulawayo

You know when you finish a book and spend the immediately proceeding half-hour sitting completely still, staring at nothing, the physical book forgotten but still in your lap, pulling the whole thing together? 1,029 more words

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