We Need New Names: A Novel

We Need New Names: A Novel by NoViolet Bulawayo 0316230847 9780316230841
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A remarkable literary debut shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: the unflinching and powerful story of a young girls journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.

Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipos belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.

But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of Americas famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayos debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her -- from Junot Diaz to Zadie Smith to J.M. Coetzee -- while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.

Author: NoViolet Bulawayo

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Publication Date: 2014-05-20


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