We Need New Names

We Need New Names

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* Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013*

* US National Book Award 5 Under 35 *

* Winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014*

* Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2014*

* Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2014*

‘To play the country-game, we have to choose a country. Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain and Canada and Australia and Switzerland and them. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, like Somalia, like Iraq, like Sudan, like Haiti and not even… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

If Bulawayo is better at individual scenes than overall structure, she is at least in full command of her sparkling prose.

The (limited) strengths of “We Need New Names” deserve attention and measured praise, but for them to carry the novel is an onus too burdensome to bear.

Her hard, funny first novel is a triumph.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage Digital (June 06, 2013)

Collection: Vintage Digital

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2014 winner, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2013 winner

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