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Cape Town, South Africa | Published on: September 10, 2013
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Congrats from @OpenBookFest to NoViolet Bulawayo for being shortlisted on the @ManBookerPrize list 2013. http://pr.co/p/0019d4
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The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2013 was announced this morning, and we are very excited to announce that We Need New Names, the debut novel by NoViolet Bulawayo is one of the six books on the shortlist.
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The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2013 was announced this morning, and we are very excited to announce that We Need New Names, the debut novel by NoViolet Bulawayo is one of the six books on the shortlist.

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and fulfilling one of the objectives of the prize - to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction - the shortlisted authors will enjoy a dramatic increase in book sales worldwide.

NoViolet is currently in South Africa to promote her book. For any interview requests, contact Ryno Posthumus on rynop@randomstruik.co.za.

The winner will be announced on the 15th October 2013.

Visit www.randomstruik.co.za for more information.

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"Bulawayo’s use of contemporary culture, as well as her fearless defense of the immigrant experience through honouring the cadence of spoken language, sets this book apart."

— Oprah magazine
"Stunning novel... remarkably talented author."

— Michiko Kakutani, New York Times