Everything you need to understand or teach We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo.
We Need New Names is the debut novel of expatriate Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo. The narrative follows ten-year-old protagonist Darling who is introduced living in the village of Paradise in the politically torn and poverty-ridden Zimbabwe. Thanks to her aunt Fostalina, Darling gets the opportunity to immigrate to the United States, where she struggles to assimilate into a strange and foreign culture. We Need New Names is a coming-of-age novel that explores themes of identity, home, family, change, and resilience.
NOTE: Citations in this lesson plan refer to the hard-cover publication of We Need New Names, published by Vintage, 2014.
We Need New Names Lesson Plans contain 118 pages of teaching material, including: