We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo is a collection of short stories or essays in sequential order that make up a novel. The stories are gritty and honest, about an African girl named Darling, who is struggling with her culture and ready to go to America.
I loved this novel. It kind of reminded me of my favorite collection of short stories, Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan, which contains stories of struggling African children in some questionable situations.
Plus, who can resist a book by an author whose name is NoViolet???
Read anything gritty lately?