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Nervous Conditions [Import] - Tsitsi Dangarembga, Kwame Anthony Appiah
Nervous Conditions [Import]
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Dangaremba s acclaimed first novel tells of the coming-of-age of Tambu, and through her, also offers a profound portrait of African society. In awarding Nervous Conditions the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa in 1989, the judges described the book as a beautiful and sensitive exploration of... show more
Dangaremba s acclaimed first novel tells of the coming-of-age of Tambu, and through her, also offers a profound portrait of African society. In awarding Nervous Conditions the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa in 1989, the judges described the book as a beautiful and sensitive exploration of the plight and struggle of an African people.... A distinguishing feature of this work is its courageous honesty and devastating understatement.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780954702335 (0954702336)
ASIN: 954702336
Publisher: Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
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Worlds Inside Books
Worlds Inside Books rated it
3.0 Nervous Conditions [Import]
I read it for a class. It wasn't my favourite, but it didn't bore me either. I have to admit that I didn't really understand what Tambu's problem was. She got everything she wanted in the end. We only had to read the book for that class, but we never analised it and it's not the kind of book I usual...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
3.0 Nervous Conditions
This is a heartbreaking novel about colonialization and the mission system. Those who play the game of the missionaries and are held up as examples carry a heavy weight--they must continue to please the missionaries (to keep their jobs), and they must serve their families as the head of the family. ...
Merle
Merle rated it
I wasn’t going to read this book, because I already had one for Zimbabwe and thought it was just another coming-of-age story. Then I read this critical essay, which made me sit up and pay attention. And so I wound up reading the book, which is good, but oh, so depressing.I should say that the books ...
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4.0 Nervous Conditions
This growing-up story is told in a very adult voice, with hindsight and analysis: it's the words of a woman who's gone a long way from the poverty of her childhood and seen a lot of the world, but remembers that her family kept telling her not to forget them. This story is proof enough that she didn...
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