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010 _a2017953356
020 _a9781555978129
020 _a1555978126
035 _a(OCoLC)1033562252
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050 4 _aPR9390.9.D36
_bT45 2018
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092 _aFIC
100 1 _aDangarembga, Tsitsi
245 1 0 _aThis mournable body :
_ba novel /
_cTsitsi Dangarembga
260 _aMinneapolis, Minnesota :
_bGraywolf Press,
300 _a284 pages ;
_c21 cm.
520 _a"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" -- Amazon.com
650 0 _aBiology teachers
650 0 _aBoardinghouses
650 0 _aEcotourism
651 0 _aHarare (Zimbabwe)
942 _2loc
949 _kFIC
999 _c160926