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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

Man Booker Prize

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. 


Interview with Olubunmi Familoni, Author of Smithereens of Death

Olubunmi Familoni is the author of Smithereens of Death, a short story collection published in January 2015 by WriteHouse Collective. In an interview conducted via e-mail, Familoni talks about the book, his influences and other projects he is currently working on. 1,325 more words


Losing your language, learning another

There were so many great quotes I wanted to pull from NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names.

Darling is a little girl growing up in Zimbabwe. 268 more words


March at a Glance

As I summed up before, I used March to get into books by diverse authors. I read a couple urban fantasy books that were just released as well that I’d been waiting for, but the rest were by PoC. 832 more words


'We Need New Names' reviewed

NoViolet Bulawayo’s debut novel may not be considered a grand, sweeping novel, but it sure felt like one. We Need New Names is about Darling, a young Zimbabwean girl whose narration is honest and beautiful. 373 more words