We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (Little, Brown and Company, 2013)

We did not go back home to visit because we did not have the papers for our return, and so we stayed, knowing that if we went we would not be able to reenter America. We stayed, like prisoners, only we chose to be prisoners and we loved our prison; it was not a bad prison. And when things only got worse in our country, we pulled our shackles even tighter and said, We are not leaving America, no, we are not leaving (248).

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