Monday, September 9, 2013
We Need New Names: Bulawayo’s Love Song for Zimbabwe
James Eze has a good review of NoViolet Bulawayo's novel.
There are some writers for whom storytelling seems almost effortless. NoViolet Bulawayo is one of them. We first encountered her in her Caine Prize winning short story, Hitting Budapest, an amazing tale of dispossession and longing, told through the eyes of six Zimbabwean children brought together by internal dislocation and grinding poverty. In We Need New Names, Bulawayo continues this narrative with loads of ironies and startling craftsmanship."