We Need New Names

by NoViolet Bulawayo | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0099581884 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on 11/1/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Wednesday, November 01, 2017
`To play the country-game, we have to choose a country. Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain and Canada and Australia and Switzerland and them. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, like Somalia, like Iraq, like Sudan, like Haiti and not even this one we live in - who wants to be a terrible place of hunger and things falling apart?' Darling and her friends live in a shanty called Paradise, which of course is no such thing. It isn't all bad, though. There's mischief and adventure, games of Find bin Laden, stealing guavas, singing Lady Gaga at the tops of their voices. They dream of the paradises of America, Dubai, Europe, where Madonna and Barack Obama and David Beckham live. For Darling, that dream will come true. But, like the thousands of people all over the world trying to forge new lives far from home, Darling finds this new paradise brings its own set of challenges - for her and also for those she's left behind..

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
I found this to be quite a disappointing read.

Released 8 mos ago (9/17/2018 UTC) at Auckland Waterfront Container Library in Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand

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