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NOVIOLET BULAWAYO was born in Tsholotsho a year after Zimbabwe's independence from British colonial rule. When she was eighteen, she moved to Kalamazoo, Michi-gan. In 2011 she won the Caine Prize for African Writing; in 2009 she was shortlisted for the South Africa PEN Studzinsi Award, judged by JM Coetzee. Her work has appeared in magazines and in anthologies in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the UK. She earned her MFA at Cornell University, where she was also awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship, and she is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University in California. We Need New Names is her first novel. In 2013 it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
We Need New Names
NoViolet Bulawayo
An intriguing book of two halves and very many short chapters which tell little exemplary stories in the wider arc of the narrative, almost like episodes of a TV series. Darling is 10, Zimbabwe is bleak but children can always...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014

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