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Man Booker Prize 2013: NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names

NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names is the tale of Darling, a young girl who leaves her Zimbabwe shantytown for a new life in the United States.

The novel describes Darling's life with her friends in 'Paradise', "trying to be children at a time when their country is falling apart".

NoViolet Bulawayo spoke to the BBC's Review Show about her inspiration for the novel and about trying to "give voice to the voiceless".

The winner of the Man Booker Prize will be revealed on Tuesday 15 October, from 21:30 BST, live on the BBC News Channel and BBC News website.

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