'Glory' Is One of the 100 Must-Read Books of 2022

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What can talking animals teach us about government and power? Quite a lot, it turns out. NoViolet Bulawayo’s satirical novel 'Glory' is an imaginative and brave look at survival and opportunity

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NoViolet Bulawayo’s satirical novel Glory whisks readers to a fictional African country, where an oppressive regime has just fallen.All of the characters are animals—donkeys, sheep, cows, dogs, cats—that tell stories about the rigged elections, censorship, betrayal, and ruin they have witnessed.Though Night of the Living Rez probes dark themes—sexual assault, inherited trauma, mental illness—there’s also love and laughter, and hope and forgiveness.Glory.With biting satire and sharp insight, Chan raises big questions about the modern state of not only parenthood, but also surveillance and personhood.

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