This Mournable Body

Tsitsi Dangarembga

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

‘Magnificent’ Guardian

‘A Masterpiece’ New York Times

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571355525
Date Published
15.09.2020
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Summary


ONE OF THE BBC’S 100 WOMEN FOR 2020

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

MAGNIFICENT.Guardian ‘A MASTERPIECE.’ New York Times ‘MARVELLOUS.’ Sara Collins ‘EXTRAORDINARY. Madeleine Thien HYPNOTIC.’ Daily Telegraph ‘SEARING.’ Sefi Atta ‘A MAVERICK VOICE.’ A Igoni Barrett ‘A MUST READ.’ Helon Habila ‘SUBTLE AND INTELLIGENT.’ TLS A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT.’ Literary Review ‘DAZZLING.’ FT

Here we meet Tambudzai, living in a youth hostel in downtown Harare after leaving a stagnant job. Proud, and yearning for success, Tambu attempts to make a new life for herself – but at every turn, she is faced with a fresh humiliation, until the contrast between the future she imagined and her daily reality ultimately drives her to a breaking point.

In this tense and psychologically charged novel, Tsitsi Dangarembga channels the hope and potential of one young girl and a fledgling nation to lead us on a journey to discover where lives go after hope has departed.

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Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of three novels: Nervous Conditions, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; This Mournable Body, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and The Book of Not. She won the PEN Pinter Prize in 2021 and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. Dangarembga is also a filmmaker, playwright, and the director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress…

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