June Book Club | We Need New Names

Written by NoViolet Bulawayo (2013)

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


LDCW (OEC 103)

Darling is only 10 years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, the homes of Darling and her friends were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, and the school closed, followed by the fathers leaving home 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 Zadie Smith to Monica Ali to J.M. Coetzee—while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.

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