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I think the reason they are my relatives now is they are from my country too - its like the country has become a real family since we are in America, which is not our country
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There are times, though, that no matter how much food I eat, I find the food does nothing for me, like I am hungry for my country and nothing is going to fix that

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I used to be very afraid of graveyards and death and such things, but not anymore. There is just no sense of being afraid when you live so near the graves; it would be like the tongue fearing the teeth.

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Why do you want to see her thing? Don't you have yours to look at if you really want to see one?

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Now when the men talk, their voices burn in the air, making smoke all over the place. We hear about change, about new country, about democracy, about elections and what-what.
They talk and talk, the men, lick their lips and look at the dead watches on their wrists and shake their hands and slap each other and laugh like they have swallowed thunder.

— NoViolet Bulawayo

Further and further we go, and the sun keeps ironing us and ironing us and ironing us.

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If these walls could talk, the buildings would stutter, wouldn't remember their names.

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In America, the fatness is not the fatness I was used to at home. Over there, the fatness was of bigness, just ordinary fatness you could understand because it meant the person ate well, fatness you could even envy. It was fatness that did not interfere with the body; a neck was still a neck, a stomach a stomach, an arm an arm, a buttock a buttock. But this American fatness takes it to a whole 'nother level: the body is turned into something else-the neck becomes a thigh, the stomach becomes an anthill, an arm a thing, a buttock a I don't even know what.

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We're hungry but we're together and we're at home and everything is sweeter than dessert.

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