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Book Review: We Need New Names- Noviolet Bulawayo

Paradise is a shanty where men’s eyes never lift from their draughts, under the jacaranda trees and women are busy with hair and talk, children on the other hand have no choice but to go steal guavas in Budapest due to their hunger. 734 more words


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Book Review

Book review: We Need New Names

‘We Need New Names’ is a novel by Zimbabwean author, Noviolet Bulawayo that left me in stiches. In the book, Noviolet follows Darling and her friends. 232 more words

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Restoration-Is it in view?

Perhaps deriving from my own longing to see restoration and peace come to the world, I sometimes pigeonhole many novels into containing elements of restoration. While I don’t think Bulawayo’s sole focus rests in envisioning restoration, I do believe… 211 more words

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