We Need New Names (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2014-02-27
Utmärkelser
Winner of Etisalat Prize for Literature 2014 (UK); Winner of PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction 2014 (UK); Winner of Society of Authors Awards: Trask Award 2014 (UK); Winner of 2014 Zora Neale Hurs
Förlag
Vintage
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 19 mm
Vikt
220 g
ISBN
9780099581888
We Need New Names (häftad)

We Need New Names

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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013** Ten-year-old Darling has a choice: it's down, or out '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 this one we live in - who wants to be a terrible place of hunger and things falling apart?' Darling and her friends live in a shanty called Paradise, which of course is no such thing. It isn't all bad, though. There's mischief and adventure, games of Find bin Laden, stealing guavas, singing Lady Gaga at the tops of their voices. They dream of the paradises of America, Dubai, Europe, where Madonna and Barack Obama and David Beckham live. For Darling, that dream will come true. But, like the thousands of people all over the world trying to forge new lives far from home, Darling finds this new paradise brings its own set of challenges - for her and also for those she's left behind. 'Stunning' New York Times 'Extraordinary' Daily Telegraph 'A debut that blends wit and pain... Heartrending...wonderfully original' Independent 'Sometimes shocking, often heartbreaking but also pulsing with colour and energy' The Times
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    Die zehnjährige Darling lebt im Chaos einer Blechhüttensiedlung. Paradise heißt ihr Zuhause, und fast alles fehlt: der Vater, die Schule, der Fernseher oder auch nur genug zu essen. Doch hier lassen einen die Erwachsenen in Ruhe, die Entwicklungsh...

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Extraordinary -- Gaby Wood * Daily Telegraph * Often heartbreaking, but also pulsing with colour and energy -- Kate Saunders * The Times (Saturday Review) * Darling is 10 when we first meet her, and the voice Ms. Bulawayo has fashioned for her is utterly distinctive - by turns unsparing and lyrical, unsentimental and poetic, spiky and meditative... stunning novel... remarkably talented author -- Michiko Kakutani * New York Times * The challenging rhythm and infectious language of NoViolet Bulawayo's emotionally articulate novel turns a familar tale of immigrant displacement into a heroic ballad. Bulawayo's courage and her literary scope shine out from this outstanding debut * Daily Mail * Bulawayo's novel is not just a stunning piece of literary craftsmanship but also a novel that helps elucidate today's world -- Felicity Capon * Daily Telegraph *

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NOVIOLET BULAWAYO was born in Tsholotsho a year after Zimbabwe's independence from British colonial rule. When she was eighteen, she moved to Kalamazoo, Michi gan. In 2011 she won the Caine Prize for African Writing; in 2009 she was shortlisted for the South Africa PEN Studzinsi Award, judged by JM Coetzee. Her work has appeared in magazines and in anthologies in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the UK. She earned her MFA at Cornell University, where she was also awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship. She was also a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University in California, where she now teaches. Her first novel, We Need New Names, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.