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The Resource This mournable body : a novel, Tsitsi Dangarembga

This mournable body : a novel, Tsitsi Dangarembga

Label
This mournable body : a novel
Title
This mournable body
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tsitsi Dangarembga
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--Amazon.com
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10687953
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dangarembga, Tsitsi
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Tambudzai novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biology teachers
  • Boardinghouses
  • Ecotourism
  • Harare (Zimbabwe)
Target audience
adult
Label
This mournable body : a novel, Tsitsi Dangarembga
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781555978129
Lccn
2017953356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1033562252
  • (OCoLC)1033562252
Label
This mournable body : a novel, Tsitsi Dangarembga
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781555978129
Lccn
2017953356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1033562252
  • (OCoLC)1033562252

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