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  • Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • This Mournable Body 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 2-7 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  August 2018  
    Genre:  Romane, Erzählungen, Gedichte 
    ISBN:  9781555978129 
    EAN-Code: 
    9781555978129 
    Verlag:  Macmillan USA 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 210 mm / B 142 mm / D 22 mm 
    Gewicht:  378 gr 
    Seiten:  304 
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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

    A searing novel about the obstacles facing women in Zimbabwe, by one of the country's most notable authors


    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.

      



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