December 2, 2023


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Review: We need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

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WeneednewnamesPaul Theroux, in his disturbing recent Africa-based novel,The Lower River, portrayed gangs of feral children, American aid wor­kers insulated from their supposed beneficiaries by walls of sun-glasses and air-conditioning, and a dystopian society collapsing under the combined weight of failed government and the aids virus. If Theroux’s is an outside-in view of Africa, Zimbabwe-born NoViolet Bulawayo presents an alternative, inside-out view.

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