NoViolet Bulawayo on Sitting With Her Personal Ghosts

March 24, 2022 | 1 book mentioned

At the Los Angeles Times, NoViolet Bulawayo discusses her new novel, Glory, a post-colonial fable about power, history, and the circular nature of both. The novel features a cast of animals, including Destiny, a goat, whose exile from her home country reflects that of the author. “Our stories kind of intersect in a way. The experience of being disconnected from your country and then going back to confront past ghosts. We all have stories and selves that we leave behind, many of them not reconciled. And, for me, coming back in that moment of change, that moment of possibility, also included sitting with my own personal ghosts and by extension the country’s ghosts.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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