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happy birthday africa president

The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, is on his way to celebrate his birthday. He is an old man, but he is still in power.  31 more words


18th time of the writer

Later this month writers from South Africa will gather at the invitation of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa) for a festival of letters and words. 44 more words


writing about women at the margin

She has written about a girl from Zimbawe and leaving her homeland to travel to the United States of America. She took the same journey, all the way away. 13 more words


Review: We Need New Names

Review for “We Need New Names” by NoViolet Bulawayo
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I liked the first half of this book. The language is rich, the characters realistic, and the main character’s voice soars off of the page. 348 more words


Book 18: NoViolet Bulawayo: We need new names


In December I won a short story competition. My prize was a Kobo Glo E-Reader which was delivered to me by post. I must admit that when Kindles and e-readers came onto the market that I was quite old school about the whole thing – I love the feel and smell of books, the time and care that is taken in designing covers, typesetting, and the choice of font and paper. 542 more words

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Book review: We Need New Names

I was left in stitches. ‘We Need New Names’ is a novel by Zimbabwean author, Noviolet Bulawayo.

In the novel, Noviolet follows Darling and her friends Stina, Chipo, Godknows, Sbho and Bastard. 247 more words

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Making the most of a day

Working in the studio of Eddi Fleming, we listened to several chapters of a remarkable first novel by a Zimbabwean author, NoViolet Bulawayo, “We Need New Names.” As the story tells how children in a shanty town play games such as “finding bin Laden” and cope with terrible privation, disease, and death, it made a striking contrast to my small struggles with color, value, proportion.