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We Need New Names

A Novel

By NoViolet. Bulawayo

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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780316230810


Format: Book
Author: Bulawayo, NoViolet.
Summary: Follows ten-year-old Zimbabwe native, Darling, as she escapes the closed schools and paramilitary police control of her homeland in search of opportunity and freedom with an aunt in America.
Title: We need new names : a novel / NoViolet Bulawayo.
Publisher Date: New York : Reagan Arthur Books, 2013.
Subject: Girls -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction. Political violence -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction. Families -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction. Emigration and immigration -- Fiction Zimbabweans -- United States -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780316230810 0316230812
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Bulawayo
Oclc: 809032512
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Bib Id: 438532

Format: Book
Author: Bulawayo, NoViolet.
Summary: Follows ten-year-old Zimbabwe native, Darling, as she escapes the closed schools and paramilitary police control of her homeland in search of opportunity and freedom with an aunt in America.
Title: We need new names : a novel / NoViolet Bulawayo.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Reagan Arthur Books, 2013.
Description: 296 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Girls -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction.
Subjects: Political violence -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction.
Subjects: Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
Subjects: Zimbabweans -- United States -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2012038068
ISBN: 9780316230810
ISBN: 0316230812
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Bulawayo