Books set in Zimbabwe (12)


We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo EN

Rating: 3.5     48 Votes
Country: Africa / Zimbabwe flag Zimbabwe
A remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America. Darling is only ten 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 thi... continue
Recommended: 01 Jan 2018


Without a Name and Under the Tongue by Yvonne Vera EN

Rating: 1     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Zimbabwe flag Zimbabwe
Chronicles the live of Zimbabwean women in two stories, the first a tale about a young woman fleeing the war to seek a new life in Harare, and the second about a mute teenager struggling to cope with the pain of incest.
Recommended: 07 Sep 2022

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