Granta has published an excerpt from We Need New Names by Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo. She won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2011 for her short story “Hitting Budapest” and this will be her debut novel.
Read the excerpt:
Okay, itâ€™s like this. China is a red devil looking for people to eat so it can grow fat and strong. Now we have to decide if it actually breaks into peopleâ€™s homes or just ambushes them in the forest, Godknows says.
That doesnâ€™t even make sense. Why does it need to grow fat and strong if itâ€™s a devil? Isnâ€™t it all that already? I say.
- We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
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