Biography

NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of WE NEED NEW NAMES. Her stories have won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing and shortlisted for the J.M. Coetzee-judged 2009 SA PEN Studzinsi Award. NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship, and most recently, a lecturer of English. She is now a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. NoViolet was born and raised in Zimbabwe.

NoViolet Bulawayo

Books by NoViolet Bulawayo

by NoViolet Bulawayo - Fiction

In Zimbabwe, 10-year-old 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.