We Need New Names

By NoViolet Bulawayo

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In this phenomenal novel, Darling grows up in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe where her and her friends steal guavas during the day and play games to pass the time. They have been violently evicted from their houses and launched into serious poverty. When Darling travels to Detroit to live with her aunt, she discovers that America is not all it’s cracked up to be as her understanding of home takes on a powerful urgency.

Perfect for:

• Readers looking for a powerfully evocative novel about Zimbabwe written in snappy, exquisite writing.
• Those interested in immigrant fiction.
• Lovers of a teenage narrator.

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