“We need new names”
[blockquote style=”2″]I hate babies, but I smiled when the baby Mamoyo he looks at me with his eyes toad species. And on top of everything, it’s ugly this baby; he looks like he’d shocked to see the buttocks of a snake.[/blockquote]
This is Honey, a little thief guava 10 who said the following. She talks about pastors illuminated, political oppression, violent protests, looting of slum stereotypes that persist on Africa suffering, death, but also of those who seek salvation through “the belly “Atlantic, immigration … all with the authenticity of the words naive and believed a child’s spontaneous language and imagery …
Translated into French by Stephanie Levet‘s book Noviolet BULAWAYO is a little voice of thousands of voiceless who left their native land to (over) living in a new country that will never be theirs. Born October 12, 1981 in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe, the author has made much of his education in his country before going pass an English proficiency and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University Cornell (USA). Today, she lives and teaches fiction at Stanford University in California. Winner of Cain Price of African literature in 2011 for his book Hitting Budapest, Noviolet BULAWAYO is the first African woman to be nominated for the Man Booker prize with her novel We Need New Names.
His writings have been published in several anthologies, including in Callaloo, Newsweek and the Boston Review. BULAWAYO Noviolet is his pen name. Her name is actually Elizabeth Zandile Tshele. It’s in the shoes of a girl that she decided to show us the world as it is 300 pages. According to Forbes magazine, it is one of 20 African women regularly cited as examples.
According to British author Aminatta Forna, “NoViolet Bulawayo has created a world that lives and breathes: fighting, kicking, screaming …”
As Elle magazine: “Bulawayo mixes reality and fantasy, combining an intuitive attention detail with stunning images, visceral …”
On October 12, it will be at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco (California), and December 14 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Kalamazoo, Michigan).
In “Women in plural,” we like his pen. It invites “Women of the World” passing through these areas to go. You will not be disappointed! Feel free to leave “femmesaupluriel.com” to share your thoughts. All your impressions.
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