We need New names

by NoViolet Bulawayo

Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo like Somalia like Iraq like Sudan like Haiti and not even this one we live in who wants to be a terrible place of hunger and things falling apart Darling and her friends live in a shanty called Paradise which of course is no such thing

ISBN: 9780099581888 SKU: 2030301004351
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Chepkoech meto reviewed on 12 Aug 2019

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Captivating and Moving

Darling and her friends spend their days stealing guavas, playing country games dreaming of faraway countries.This book navigates social issues like failed democracies, poverty, rape, religon, HIV and post-colonialism at the same time gives us nostalgic feelings for this dysfunctional society.The setting drastically shifts from the chaotic and colourful shanty of Paradise to the America she had always dreamed of.She finds out what America really is to African immagrants and then there is always this ache in her heart whenever she thinks of the home she left behind.

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