This Mournable Body (Tsitsi Dangarembga)

This Mournable Body

Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga
List: Recent Prize Winner (Short List 2020)
Year of publication: 2020
Pages: 284
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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.

Here we meet Tambudzai, living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare and anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job. 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.


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