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  • Published: New York : Reagan Arthur Books, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Description: 296 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780316230810
  • 0316230812
  • 9780316230841


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by Bulawayo, NoViolet.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult

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Follows ten-year-old Zimbabwe native, Darling, as she escapes the closed schools and paramilitary police control of her homeland in search of opportunity and freedom with an aunt in America.

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Modern African Childhood

This book has one of the most original narrators I've encountered in a long time. Her description of growing up in a shantytown in Zimbabwe is amazing - though sometimes disturbing. Based on the author blurb, I'm guessing it is somewhat autobiographical.

As a young teen, the author (and the main character in the story) moved to join family in Michigan, and her insights into the African ex-pat community were pretty interesting, too.

I had a hard time putting this down. This may be the best novel I've read this year.

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