As I looked at image after haunting image, I became obsessed with where the people would go, what their stories were, and how those stories would develop — and more importantly, what would happen to the kid in the first picture I saw. The writing project essentially became about finding out. The country was the backdrop, and of course it was at a time when it was unraveling due to failure of leadership. Still, I was also inspired by what children can stand for, by their innocence, their resilience, humanity and humour, and what they tell us about our world.
Jordi Matas A striking pen name certainly never did an author any harm on a crowded bookshelf. NoViolet Bulawayo passes with flying colours.
Bulawayo is her yearned-for home city in Zimbabwe.
Just being without my biological mother shaped the person I am, the way I see the world. She emigrated at 18, joining her aunt in America, and returned from exile for the first time in April this year. In just 13 turbulent years, she discovered, the Eden that she ached for had turned into a place she hardly recognised.
Just seeing the desperation, wherever you went, people were struggling. That was a picture of the country that I never knew. The last election spoke to it all, obviously. I think a balanced person would be hard pressed to just stand and say this guy is a good guy, with all the facts on the table.
I just hope that culture changes. Drawing on her own experience, We Need New Names tells the story of a girl who loses her home in Zimbabwe and emigrates to America, where she is shocked by the grim weather and feels the tug of childhood nostalgia.
He will be disappointed.[revised] NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel, We Need New Names, is the story of Darling, a young Zimbabwean girl living in a shantytown called 'Paradise'.
She is feisty ten-year old, an astute observer of her surroundings and the people in her life/5. Study Guide for We Need New Names. We Need New Names study guide contains a biography of NoViolet Bulawayo, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Home; We Need New Names: A Novel (Paperback) We Need New Names: A Novel (Paperback) By NoViolet Bulawayo. $ NoViolet Bulawayo manages it by forming a cast of characters so delightful and joyous that the reader is seduced by their antics at the same time as finding out about the country's troubles.".
YOU come across a title like We Need New Names and a writer whose given name is NoViolet and you begin to wonder. What gives? Especially with other characters in the novel named Godknows, Bornfree, Lovemore, MotherLove, Forgiveness, Messenger, Welcome and Prayer.
novel We Need New Names a poignant and thought-provoking narrative about her homeland, which she intricately home, that distance has given me such new AfricAn womAn | 89 NoViolet bulawayo.
Photography: James Manyika Book Review interview The first half of your book is. Jun 09, · WE NEED NEW NAMES. By NoViolet Bulawayo. pp. A Reagan Arthur Book/Little, Brown & Company.