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We Need New Names

Whose Homeland? Those That Left or Those That Stayed? 

In We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo juxtaposes different realities.  Despite critiques for exploiting stereotypes about Africa and the experiences of African immigrants in the U.S., NoViolet forces readers to face undeniable truths. The story centers on the experiences of ten-year-old Darling and her friends (Bastard, Godknows, Stina, Chipo, and Sbho). …