Steve Paul

April 11, 2014 2:29 PM

An award-winning novel of immigration points to the vibrancy of American literature

Based on what I saw and heard at a Boston literary event last weekend, the state of American literature remains healthy and diverse. NoViolet Bulawayo’s novel “We Need New Names” burnishes the notion that American literature, like America itself, is a melting pot, enriched as it ever has been by the voices of immigrants.

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