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Author Dangarembga, Tsitsi, author.

Title This mournable body : a novel / Tsitsi Dangarembga.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  F DANGAREMBGA, T.    Storage
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  FIC DANGAREMBGA    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F DANGAREM    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FICTION DANGAREMBGA    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F DANGAREMBGA    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  F DANGAREMBGA, T.    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult Fiction  F DANGAREMBGA TSITSI    Check Shelf
Description 284 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "Anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai finds herself living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare. For reasons that include her grim financial prospects and her age, she moves to a widow's boarding house and eventually finds work as a biology teacher. But at every turn in her attempt to make a life for herself, she is faced with a fresh humiliation, until the painful contrast between the future she imagined and her daily reality ultimately drives her to a breaking point. In This Mournable Body, Tsitsi Dangarembga returns to the protagonist of her acclaimed first novel, Nervous Conditions, to examine how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can sour over time and become a bitter and floundering struggle for survival. As a last resort, Tambudzai takes an ecotourism job that forces her to return to her parents' impoverished homestead. It is this homecoming, in Dangarembga's tense and psychologically charged novel, that culminates in an act of betrayal, revealing just how toxic the combination of colonialism and capitalism can be."
Subject Biology teachers -- Zimbabwe -- Harare -- Fiction.
Boardinghouses -- Zimbabwe -- Harare -- Fiction.
Ecotourism -- Zimbabwe -- Harare -- Fiction.
Harare (Zimbabwe) -- Fiction.
Biology teachers. (OCoLC)fst00832504
Boardinghouses. (OCoLC)fst00835110
Ecotourism. (OCoLC)fst00902317
Zimbabwe -- Harare. (OCoLC)fst01224146
FICTION / Literary.
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9781555978129 (paperback)
1555978126 (paperback)
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