Friday, May 10, 2013

Makho's Book Selection is Here!! Will you join us?

I am SO excited about this!! I have been wanting to do a book club for the longest time and now I have finally found the perfect book!

Our very first book selection is **drum roll please** "We Need New Names" by NoViolet Bulawayo a Zimbabwean author, Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

A brief description of the book below:
Darling is only 10 years old, and 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 in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her--from Zadie Smith to Monica Ali to J.M. Coetzee--while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.

The highly anticipated book comes out on May 21st, and we will our first virtual meeting will be on May 31st. I will provide details as the date gets closer!

I know you will love this selection!! Can't wait :)


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