Faber acquires Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Faber is thrilled to announce that Louisa Joyner, Associate Publisher, has acquired World All Language rights in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s previous two novels from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown.

 

Nervous Conditions (widely regarded as a classic of African literature) and The Book of Not form the trilogy with This Mournable Body (currently on the shortlist for this year’s Booker Prize).

We are overjoyed to be able to unite these modern classics and will publish in paperback in March 2021. The rights previously sat with Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited and we are happy to have found a way to bring all three titles under one publishing roof.

Tsitsi Dangarembga said:

I am delighted that all the volumes in the Tambudzai Trilogy will be published by Faber & Faber under Louisa Joyner’s dedicated and energetic management. This development brings Tambudzai’s story to many more readers, opening a window onto lives that otherwise might not have been seen by a global audience. Tambudzai’s story is the story of women on and off the African continent told in an African context. I believe it is a story that deserves attention.

Louisa Joyner said:

I feel absolute joy to be working with Tsitsi across the trilogy. These are major novels and they deserve the publishing heft, critical attention and huge numbers of readers that such a phrase entails. We’re really excited about the next phase of Tambudzai’s life in print and we look forward to seeing her profile grow around the world in the months and years to come.

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