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Nervous Conditions

Tsitsi Dangarembga

‘With its searing observations, devastating exploration of the state of “not being”, wicked humour and astonishing immersion into the mind of a young woman growing up and growing old before her time, the novel is a masterpiece.’ Madeleine Thien

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571368129
Date Published
04.03.2021
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Summary

FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THIS MOURNABLE BODY, ONE OF THE BBC’S 100 WOMEN FOR 2020

UNFORGETTABLE’ Alice Walker ‘THIS IS THE BOOK WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR’ Doris Lessing ‘A UNIQUE AND VALUABLE BOOK.’ Booklist ‘AN ABSORBING PAGE-TURNER’ Bloomsbury Review ‘A MASTERPIECE’ Madeleine Thien ‘ARRESTING’ Kwame Anthony Appiah

Two decades before Zimbabwe would win independence and ended white minority rule, thirteen-year-old Tambudzai Sigauke embarks on her education. On her shoulders rest the economic hopes of her parents, siblings, and extended family, and within her burns the desire for independence. A timeless coming-of-age tale, and a powerful exploration of cultural imperialism, Nervous Conditions charts Tambu’s journey to personhood in a nation that is also emerging.

‘With its searing observations, devastating exploration of the state of “not being”, wicked humour and astonishing immersion into the mind of a young woman growing up and growing old before her time, the novel is a masterpiece.’ Madelein Thien

Critic Reviews

Unforgettable . . . Not to be missed.

Alice Walker
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This is the novel we have been waiting for . . . It will become a classic.

Doris Lessing
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An urgent story beautifully told.

New York Times
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This is a great writer coming into being. She has a wonderful sense of relationships, a wonderful sense of people, a wonderful sense of place. She exposes the oppression, of women in particular, in a manner that I think is beautiful, because you can't disagree. She is not making heavy weather of this - it is as natural as the grass grows.

Chinua Achebe
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I couldn't put it down.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean
TsitsiDangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of three novels, including Nervous Conditions, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and This Mournable Body, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2020. She is also a filmmaker, playwright, and the director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust. She lives in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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