This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga - signed paperback
This paperback copy of This Mournable Body has been signed by the author, Tsitsi Dangarembga - one of the BBC's '100 Women for 2020' whose superb novel was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. The FT says it's 'dazzling', the Literary Review says it's ' a major achievement', the New York Times keeps it simple and just declares it 'a masterpiece.'
Dangarembga's tale is of 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.
Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of two previous novels, including Nervous Conditions, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. 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.
Paperback : 384 pages