We Need New Names

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100101129
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781624066399
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few.

Author(s): NoViolet Bulawayo
Awards:2013-Fiction-Shortlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

All formats/editions

Author(s): NoViolet Bulawayo
Product Number EB00285521
Released: Apr 15, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
ISBN: #9780316255936

Professional reviews

"Darling grows up in the inappropriately named town of Paradise, in Zimbabwe, during the Mugabe regime. It's a town of shacks built after the residents watched their homes being bulldozed. With her rich, beautiful voice, Robin Miles adopts an authentic accent and a childish tone to recount the exploits of Darling and her oddly named friends. Events range from the tragicomic stealing of guavas from the rich houses, which they eat until they're constipated, to the downright tragic game of reenacting the beating death of an antigovernment activist. When Darling moves to "Destroyedmichygen," Miles subtly changes the accent to reflect Darling's new way of speaking as she becomes an American teenager. Darling is an illegal immigrant who cannot visit home, and her growing feeling that she doesn't really belong anywhere is tangible. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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