They Are Coming

Title: They Are Coming Author: Christopher Mlalazi Genre: Fiction Publisher: Weaver Press, Harare, Zimbabwe Release Date: 2014 Pages: 145 pp. Source: ISBN 978 1 77922 258 9 The lives of a township family in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe are turned upside-down their son joins the local youth militia. Mr. Mlalazi is an internationally known Zimbabwean writer. He was guest…

We Need New Names

Title: We Need New Names Author: NoViolet Bulawayo Genre: Fiction, New Adult Publisher: Little, Brown Release Date: 2013 Source: ISBN 9780316230810 “Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo’s belly,…

Diamond Boy

Title: Diamond Boy Author: Michael Williams Genre: Fiction, YA Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Release Date: 2014 Pages: 384 pp. Source: ISBN-13: 978-0-316-32069-6   A young teenager and his family move to an illegal diamond mining area in Zimbabwe where the boy finds work. He struggles with ruthless supervisors; makes a close friend who dies;…

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

Title: Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Author: Katherine Rundell Genre: Fiction, Elementary, Middle Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: August 26, 2014 Pages: 256 pp. Source: 978 1 4424 9061 1 Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden. Living …on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her…