We Need New Names: A Novel

Kobo ebook | May 21, 2013

byNoViolet Bulawayo

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Darling is only 10 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.<_u13a_p>

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 Zadie Smith to Monica Ali to J.M. Coetzee--while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.

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Darling is only 10 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 dange...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 21, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316230839

ISBN - 13:9780316230834

Customer Reviews of We Need New Names: A Novel

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Darling Debut Actual rating 4.5 stars Totally engaging the whole way through. Moving without being too depressing. Humourous but also poignant. I want Darling to narrate every book I read from now on.
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a Voice I devoured this novel, this writer is an amazing new voice. I can not wait until I get to read more from this author!
Date published: 2013-04-04