We Need New Names: A Novel
A impressive literary debut -- shortlisted for the guy Booker Prize! The unflinching and strong tale of a tender girl's trip out of Zimbabwe and to America.
Darling is simply ten years outdated, and but she needs to navigate a delicate and violent international. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her buddies scouse borrow guavas, attempt to get the infant out of younger Chipo's stomach, and grab at thoughts of earlier than. prior to their houses have been destroyed by means of paramilitary policemen, ahead of the varsity closed, earlier than the fathers left for risky jobs abroad.
But Darling has an opportunity to flee: she has an aunt in the USA. She travels to this new land looking for America's well-known abundance basically to discover that her innovations as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to brain the nice storytellers of displacement and arrival who've come sooner than her-from Junot Diaz to Zadie Smith to J.M. Coetzee-while she tells a shiny, uncooked tale all her personal.
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