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This Mournable Body

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This Mournable Body
Title
This Mournable Body
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Summary
A searing novel about the obstacles facing women in Zimbabwe, by one of the country's most notable authorsAnxious 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
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Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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This Mournable Body
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:cd107a14-8851-4c0f-b880-b704e295c0e7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781555978624
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
This Mournable Body
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cd107a14-8851-4c0f-b880-b704e295c0e7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781555978624
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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