We Need New Names

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by NoViolet Bulawayo
2013/ 294 pages (Kindle)
rating 9 / contemp fiction Africa

This is another coming of age book about young adults and immigration.  This time the tragedies of African life and the difficulties of emotional adjustment in the US are well explored.   I can’t say I appreciated this one as much as I did the very similar (in ways)  Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie which was in my top 10 last year and there have been other hugely successful immigrant novels lately – Juno Diaz, Ali Smith, Anita Desai, Zadie Smith, and many more. >>>>MORE>>>>

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