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book review: we need new names by NoViolet Bulawayo

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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

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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

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Book Review: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Title: We Need New Names
Author: NoViolet Bulawayo
Published: 2013
Genre: Adult Literary Fiction

Synopsis: Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. 657 more words

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A BIRTHDAY NIGHT OUT @ SOAS WITH THE CAINE PRIZE NOMINEES...

A BIRTHDAY NIGHT OUT @ SOAS WITH THE CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING NOMINEES…

What a splendid way to spend your birthday – taking in a few readings and a discussion with five nominees from this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing. 592 more words

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One great novel, six original scripts

Originally published by Cue
Yasthiel Devraj, Cue student reporter

NoViolet Bulawayo’s debut novel, We Need New Names, forms the springboard for Twist Theatre Development Project’s 2016 novel-script project. 186 more words

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Excerpt

When I’m not cleaning the toilets or bagging groceries, I’m bent over a big cart like this, sorting out bottles and cans with names like Faygo, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, 7- Up, root beer, Miller, Budweiser, Heineken.

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