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This mournable body

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  • Temps de fonctionnement: 11:32 hrs
    Voix de: Adenrele Ojo.
    Publisher:
    Highbridge Audio, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Contributor: HighBridge Audio (Firm); Ojo, Adenrele
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Copyrighted
    20182018
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    Anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai finds herself living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare. For reasons that include her grim financial prospects and her age, she moves to a widow's boarding house and eventually finds work as a biology teacher. But 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. In This Mournable Body, Tsitsi Dangarembga returns to the protagonist of her acclaimed first novel, Nervous Conditions, to examine how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can sour over time and become a bitter and floundering struggle for survival. As a last resort, Tambudzai takes an ecotourism job that forces her to return to her parents' impoverished homestead. It is this homecoming, in Dangarembga's tense and psychologically charged novel, that culminates in an act of betrayal, revealing just how toxic the combination of colonialism and capitalism can be.

    Éditeur original: Minneapolis, Minn, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Highbridge Audio, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781684410378