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Tsitsi Dangarembga           


ISBN 9780954702335


Many good novels written by men have come out of Africa, but few by Black women. This is the novel we have been waiting for... it will become a classic."  Doris Lessing.

Tsitsi Dangarembga - Winner of the 1989 Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

With a New Introduction by Anthony Kwame Appiah.
Tambudzai dreams of education, but her hopes only materialise after her brother's death, when she goes to live with her uncle. At his mission school, her critical faculties develop rapidly, bringing her face to face with a new set of conflicts involving her uncle, his education and his family. Tsitsi Dangarembga's quietly devastating first novel offers a portrait of Zimbabwe, where enlightenment brings its own profound dilemmas.

The Author

tsitsi DangarembgaTsitsi Dangarembga was born and brought up in Zimbabwe. She studied medicine and psychology, before turning to writing full-time. In addition toNervous Conditions, she has written a play entitledShe No Longer Weeps. Today, in addition to writing, Dangarembga works as a script writer, consultant and film director.


 

 

 

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A coming-of-age story, it ticks all the right boxes for student essayists -- colonialism, gender, race -- and provides a mine of information about Shona customs. Its appeal to lay readers lies with the guileless Tambu" - Elena Seymenliyska, -The Guardian

In many ways, this novel becomes Tambu's keening -- a resonant, eloquent tribute to the women in her life, and to their losses. - Publishers Weekly