Nervous Conditions charts Tambu's journey to personhood in a nation that is also emerging.
Tsitsi Dangarembga "Nervous Conditions"
Paperback, 304 pages.
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,