NoViolet Bulawayo

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Photograph: Smeeta Mahanti
NoViolet Bulawayo
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The Zimbabwe-born Bulawayo examines both her homeland and her adopted U.S. home in her debut novel, We Need New Names. It's the story of Darling, a ten-year-old shantytown inhabitant who makes her way to America to live with an aunt.

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