We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Darling is only ten years old, 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… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Child abuse
- Physical assault
- Animal death
- Animal cruelty
- War themes