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NoViolet Bulawayo

When: Mon., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. 2015

The Zimbabwe-born, now Stanford University-based NoViolet Bulawayo was roundly praised for her first book, We Need New Names, whose young protagonist, Darling, pals around with friends Bastard, Chipo, Godknows, Sbho and Stina in a shantytown named Paradise. “These are serious times, and while there is play and laughter, too, the harsh realities of empty stomachs, fractured families and social decay are never far away ... In Bulawayo’s steady hands, what could be a tale of woe becomes a story of resilience,” said NPR.

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