We Need New Names Noviolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names

Author: Noviolet Bulawayo
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We Need New Names
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Noviolet Bulawayo
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9780316230841
A remarkable literary debut shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: the unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's 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 Chipo's 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 America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Noviolet BulawayoPublisher: Back Bay BooksPublished: 05/20/2014ISBN: 9780316230841Pages: 320Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.00dReview Citations: Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2014 pg. 67New York Times Book Review 06/22/2014 pg. 28
A remarkable literary debut shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: the unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's 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 Chipo's 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 America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Noviolet Bulawayo
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 05/20/2014
ISBN: 9780316230841
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2014 pg. 67
New York Times Book Review 06/22/2014 pg. 28
A remarkable literary debut shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: the unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's 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 Chipo's 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 America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Noviolet Bulawayo
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 05/20/2014
ISBN: 9780316230841
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2014 pg. 67
New York Times Book Review 06/22/2014 pg. 28