: Bulawayo (N.)

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403pp., paperback, London, 2022


Glory is set in a fictional African nation that’s occupied exclusively by animals. Those animals’ voices are used to explore and expose social upheaval and political dictatorship in an unexpected way. [A] captivating examination of themes such as toxic masculinity, hero worship, and performative change.” TIME Magazine

Glory is its own vivid world, drawn from its own folklore ... Bulawayo is really out-Orwelling Orwell. This is a satire with sharper teeth, angrier, and also very, very funny. Narrating from the perspective of a chorus of unseen Jidadans, Bulawayo displays a mordant wit with a delightful, off-kilter edge ... a brilliant, 400-page postcolonial fable charting the downfall of one tyrant - whose counterpart here is an elderly horse - and the rise of a new one.” The New York Times

"Bulawayo’s long-awaited second novel is a spellbinding allegory ... [It] is also a fresh and modern take on our relationship to the virtual world and to the novel form itself ... Bulawayo doesn’t hold back in speaking truth to power. She writes urgently and courageously, holding up a mirror both to contemporary Zimbabwe and the world at large ... fearless and innovative.” The Guardian

NoViolet Bulawayo grew up in Zimbabwe, and lives in the USA. Her first novel, We Need New Names, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the LA Times Book Prize for First Fiction, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award for fiction and the Etisalat Prize for Literature.