The Trans-Atlanticist

The Trans-Atlanticist

LadyFiction #3: NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names

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This episode of LadyFiction discusses Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo’s “We New New Names” (2013), a novel about a young girl who leaves behind her shantytown childhood to pursue her goals in America. The novel meditates on home, trauma, and childhood in a globalized world—and Stefanie Schäfer’s conversation partner is Oksana Marafioti, US-American writer of Armenian and Russian Romani descent and the author of American Gypsy: A Memoir (2012).


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Andrew Sola explores the past, present, and future of relations between Europe and the United States with scholars, artists, authors, politicians, journalists, and business leaders. Based at the Amerikazentrum in Hamburg, the Trans-Atlanticist provides you with insights from the thought leaders who are shaping the trans-Atlantic relationship every single day.

by Andrew Sola


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