This Mournable Body

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 ...

Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555978622

Category: Fiction

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A searing novel about the obstacles facing women in Zimbabwe, by one of the country’s most notable authors 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.

This Mournable Body Aus Ed

Thirty years on from her acclaimed debut Nervous Conditions, considered one of the 100 Books that Shaped the World by the BBC, the award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga 'has produced another masterpiece' - New York Times



ISBN: 9780571366903


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Thirty years on from her acclaimed debut Nervous Conditions, considered one of the 100 Books that Shaped the World by the BBC, the award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga 'has produced another masterpiece' - New York Times

The Book of Not

As Zimbabwe emerges into independence, Tambudzai Sigauke embarks on her second year at the Young Ladies' College of the Sacred Heart.

Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571368158

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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As Zimbabwe emerges into independence, Tambudzai Sigauke embarks on her second year at the Young Ladies' College of the Sacred Heart. Determined to excel, Tambu exhausts herself with her efforts to climb to the top of the school's honour rolls. The further she pushes herself, however, the farther she feels from any reward; and the roots of colonialism threaten to trip her at every step. The sequel to Nervous Conditions is as moving, darkly witty, and riveting as its predecessor.

Nervous Conditions


Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571368131

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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 fledgling nation. '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

Nervous Conditions

A modern classic from the Booker-shortlisted author of This Mournable Body The groundbreaking first novel in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s award-winning trilogy, Nervous Conditions, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and has been “hailed as one ...

Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781644450710

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The Book of Not

The powerful sequel to Nervous Conditions, by the Booker-shortlisted author of This Mournable Body The Book of Not continues the saga of Tambudzai, picking up where Nervous Conditions left off.

Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781644450727

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Complicity and Responsibility in Contemporary African Writing

... 96, 110–1n17; see also Senghor, Léopold neoliberal subjects 136–7n10; homo economicus 129; This Mournable Body (Dangarembga) 17, 117, 124–5, 127–32, 134; see also lack of responsibility neoliberalism 117, 124, 129, 131, 134, 136n7, ...

Author: Minna Johanna Niemi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429639279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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This book investigates the many ways in which contemporary African fiction has reflected on themes of responsibility and complicity during the postcolonial period. Covering the authors Ayi Kwei Armah, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nuruddin Farah, Michiel Heyns, and J. M. Coetzee, the book places each writer’s novels in their cultural and literary context in order to investigate similarities and differences between fictional approaches to individual complicity in politically unstable situations. In doing so, the study focuses on these texts’ representations of discomforting experiences of being implicated in harm done to others in order to show that it is precisely during times of political crisis that questions of moral responsibility and implicatedness in compromised conduct become more pronounced. The study also challenges longstanding western amnesia concerning responsibility for historical and present-day violence in African countries and juxtaposes this denial of responsibility with the western literary readership’s consumption of narratives of African “suffering.” The study instead proposes new reading habits based on an awareness of readerly complicity and responsibility. Drawing insights from across political philosophy and literary theory, this book will be of interest to researchers of African literature, postcolonial studies, and peace and conflict studies.

Leadership Lessons from Books I Have Read

Mournable. Body. by. Tsitsi. Dangarembga. When I was a PhD student at Cambridge in 2000, the Economist had a cover article titled 'Hopeless Continent'. It was a humiliating article that cited Sierra Leone's wars, floods in Mozambique, ...

Author: Tshilidzi Marwala

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: 1776260937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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‘Professor Marwala has sought to understand what good leadership should mean by drawing on the collective experience of authors who have written on many topics.’ – Former President of South Africa, THABO MBEKI We cannot underestimate how critical strong leadership is in all aspects of our lives. It enables us to run our lives, homes, communities, workplaces and nations. Given its importance, it is pertinent to ask: What is the source of good leadership? Albert Einstein once said, ‘The only source of knowledge is experience.’ Many philosophers have observed this and, if we accept experience as the only source of knowledge, can we extend this conclusion to leadership? Or is the basis of good leadership intuition or instinct? Or is it perhaps a combination of these? In Leadership Lessons From Books I Have Read, Tshilidzi Marwala adopts the thesis that the source of good leadership is knowledge, and the source of knowledge is experience, which can take many forms: reading widely, listening, and engaging in discussion and debate with other knowledge seekers. If leadership is derived from knowledge and knowledge is derived from experience, the ‘experience’ in this book is from 50 books that Tshilidzi has read, and so the source of knowledge informing leadership is the collective experience of the more than 50 accomplished authors who wrote those books including, among others, Chinua Achebe, Thomas Sankara, NoViolet Bulawayo, Nelson Mandela, Mandla Mathebula, Eugène Marais, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Daniel Kahneman, Karl Marx, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Nassim Taleb and Aristotle. Divided into four sections, Tshilidzi shares his leadership lessons in the areas of Africa and the diaspora, the search for the ideal polity, science, technology and society, and the leadership of nations. ‘Those who do not read, should not lead.’ – THILIDZI MARWALA

Black and Female

Weaving together the experiences, events, intersections, and negotiations of her multifaceted identity, Dangarembga offers a powerful vision of Black liberation.

Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571373208

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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In five short essays, the award-winning writer dissects the nervous condition of being not only Black, and not only a woman, but also quote-unquote "postcolonial". Weaving together the experiences, events, intersections, and negotiations of her multifaceted identity, Dangarembga offers a powerful vision of Black liberation.

African Women Writing Diaspora

... 30 Quran, 38 “'Raising the Stigma': Black Womanhood and the Marked Black Body in Pauline Hopkins's Contending ... 32 Third World women, 75, 80; visual representations of bodies, 80 This Mournable Body (Dangarembga), 105 Thomas, ...

Author: Rose A. Sackeyfio

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793642443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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African Women Writing Diaspora examines the works of contemporary African female writers through diaspora perspectives on the constructions of identity in transnational spaces. The collection interrogates the ways in which women construct new ways of telling the African story in the global age of social, economic, and political transformation.

Working with Difference and Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Menakem, R. (2017) My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. Las Vegas: Central Recovery Press. ... Dangarembga, T. (2018) This Mournable Body. Minneapolis: Graywolf Publishers.

Author: Rose Cameron

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1529725984

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This book guides you through the complexities of working with difference and diversity in counselling and psychotherapy. It introduces you to contemporary thinking on the construction of difference, social identity and culture, and applies the theory to therapy practice. With reflective exercises and case examples, it will help you to work more confidently and sensitively with difference. Rose Cameron is a practitioner and a trainer in counselling and psychotherapy. She is currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

Making Time

This Mournable Body. London: Faber & Faber. De Botton, Alain. 2016. The Course of Love: A Novel. London et al.: Hamish Hamilton. Defoe, Daniel. 2001 [1719]. Robinson Crusoe. London: Penguin Books. Dickens, Charles. 1994 [1849–1850].

Author: Carolin Gebauer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110708191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

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Responding to the current surge in present-tense novels, Making Time is an innovative contribution to narratological research on present-tense usage in narrative fiction. Breaking with the tradition of conceptualizing the present tense purely as a deictic category denoting synchronicity between a narrative event and its presentation, the study redefines present-tense narration as a fully-fledged narrative strategy whose functional potential far exceeds temporal relations between story and discourse. The first part of the volume presents numerous analytical categories that systematically describe the formal, structural, functional, and syntactic dimensions of present-tense usage in narrative fiction. These categories are then deployed to investigate the uses and functions of present-tense narration in selected twenty-first century novels, including Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, Ian McEwan’s Nutshell, and Irvine Welsh’s Skagboys. The seven case studies serve to illustrate the ubiquity of present-tense narration in contemporary fiction, ranging from the historical novel to the thriller, and to investigate the various ways in which the present tense contributes to narrative worldmaking.

Politicising World Literature

This Mournable Body. Minnesota: Graywolf P, 2018. Deckard, Sharae, et al., eds. Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World Literature. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2015. Desai, Kiran. The Inheritance of Loss.

Author: May Hawas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429535368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public engages with postcolonial and world literature approaches to examine the worldly imaginary of the novel genre and assert the political imperative to teaching world literature. How does canonising world literature relate to societal, political or academic reform? Alternating between close reading of texts and literary history, this monograph studies a corpus of novels and travelogues in English, Arabic, French, Czech and Italian to historicise Egypt’s literary relations with different parts of the world in both the modern period and the pre-modern period. In this rigorous study, May Hawas argues that protagonists, particularly in times of political crises, locate themselves as individuals with communal or political affiliations that supersede, if not actually resist, national affiliations.

Mobility in Contemporary Zimbabwean Literature in English

This Mournable Body. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press. Graham, James (2009). Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africa. New York: Routledge. Hove, Chenjerai (2002). Palaver Finish. Essays.

Author: Magdalena Pfalzgraf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100039879X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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This monograph explores the concept of mobility in Zimbabwean works of fiction published in English between the introduction of the controversial Fast Track Land Reform Programme and the end of the Mugabe era. Since 2000, Zimbabwe has experienced unprecedented levels of transnational out-migration in response to the political conflicts and economic downturn often referred to as the Zimbabwe Crisis. This, in turn, has led to an increased outpouring of literary texts about migration, both in locally produced texts and in works by authors based in the diaspora. Situating Zimbabwe’s recent literary developments in a wider context of Southern African writing and history, this book focuses on texts that portray movement within Zimbabwe’s cities, between village and city, to South Africa, and overseas. The author examines important developments and trends in recent Zimbabwean literature, investigating the link between state authoritarianism and control of mobility, and literature’s potential to intervene into dominant political discourses. The book includes in-depth analyses of ten recent works of fiction published in the post-2000 era and develops mobility as a key category of literary analysis of Zimbabwe’s contemporary literatures. Setting out a rich dialogue between literary criticism and mobility studies, this book will be of interest to researchers of African literature, Southern Africa, migration, and mobility.

Everyday People

... Sorry to Disrupt the Peace Leesa Cross-Smith, Whiskey & Ribbons Jennine Capó Crucet, Make Your Home among Strangers Angie Cruz, Soledad Tsitsi Dangarembga, This Mournable Body Edwidge Danticat, Claire of the Sea Light Alexis Daria, ...

Author: Jennifer Baker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501134957

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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“A delight and highly recommended.” —Booklist “Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color.” —Book Riot In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction. Everyday People is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that presents new and renowned work by established and emerging writers of color. It illustrates the dynamics of character and culture that reflect familial strife, political conflict, and personal turmoil through an array of stories that reveal the depth of the human experience. Representing a wide range of styles, themes, and perspectives, these selected stories depict moments that linger—crossroads to be navigated, relationships, epiphanies, and times of doubt, loss, and discovery. A celebration of writing and expression, Everyday People brings to light the rich tapestry that binds us all. The contributors are an eclectic mix of award-winning and critically lauded writers, including Mia Alvar, Carleigh Baker, Nana Brew-Hammond, Glendaliz Camacho, Alexander Chee, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yiyun Li, Allison Mills, Courttia Newland, Dennis Norris II, Jason Reynolds, Nelly Rosario, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Brandon Taylor. Some of the proceeds from the sale of Everyday People will benefit the Rhode Island Writers Colony, a nonprofit organization founded by the late Brook Stephenson that provides space for speculation, production, and experimentation by writers of color.

General Knowledge Current Affairs 2020 FOURTH EDITION

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Author: Narayan Changder



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Current Affairs December 2020 eBook

This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga 4. The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste 5. Real Life by Brandon Taylor Among all these authors, Maaza Mengiste and Tsitsi Dangarembga are the only two established authors, rest four are debut ...

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Publisher: Jagran Prakashan Ltd.


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Current Affairs December 2020 eBook is created by keeping the demands of recent pattern of various competitive exams in major view. It is brought to you by The topics for cover story and entire news section are selected on the basis of an analysis of general awareness sections in all important exams including IAS, PCS, BANK, SSC, Insurance and others. And the time duration of topics covered in magazine includes all exam oriented current affairs of November 2020. It presents the comprehensive coverage of the events of current affairs which are chosen on the basis of the requirements of all important exams. It covers all exam oriented current affairs of November 2020 with all required facts and analysis. The analysis of all the events related to National, International, Economy, Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology is done in a way that fulfills the demand of all the important exams including IAS. The language used in the magazine is lucid and easy-to-understand language. The eBook is expected to be handy for most of forthcoming exams like, Civil Services Examination, Various Insurance AO Exams, PCS exams, MAT and others.

Mourning Nature

... illustrate that no death is irrelevant, whether it is the death of a human body like our own or a body beyond the human. ... beyond human bodies, to expand the boundaries of what constitutes a mournable body and what does not.

Author: Ashlee Cunsolo

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773549366

Category: Science

Page: 332

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We are facing unprecedented environmental challenges, including global climate change, large-scale industrial development, rapidly increasing species extinction, ocean acidification, and deforestation – challenges that require new vocabularies and new ways to express grief and sorrow over the disappearance, degradation, and loss of nature. Seeking to redress the silence around ecologically based anxiety in academic and public domains, and to extend the concepts of sadness, anger, and loss, Mourning Nature creates a lexicon for the recognition and expression of emotions related to environmental degradation. Exploring the ways in which grief is experienced in numerous contexts, this groundbreaking collection draws on classical, philosophical, artistic, and poetic elements to explain environmental melancholia. Understanding that it is not just how we mourn but what we mourn that defines us, the authors introduce new perspectives on conservation, sustainability, and our relationships with nature. An ecological elegy for a time of climatic and environmental upheaval, Mourning Nature challenges readers to turn devastating events into an opportunity for positive change. Contributors include Glenn Albrecht (Murdoch University, retired); Jessica Marion Barr (Trent University); Sebastian Braun (University of North Dakota); Ashlee Cunsolo (Labrador Institute of Memorial University); Amanda Di Battista (York University); Franklin Ginn (University of Edinburgh); Bernie Krause (soundscape ecologist, author, and independent scholar); Lisa Kretz (University of Evansville); Karen Landman (University of Guelph); Patrick Lane (Poet); Andrew Mark (independent scholar); Nancy Menning (Ithaca College); John Charles Ryan (University of New England); Catriona Sandilands (York University); and Helen Whale (independent scholar).

Human remains and identification

... missing body of the apartheid dead affected a transformation of incomplete and fragmented remains into a mournable body, ... recuperating the body regarded as first a specimen, then as a museum artefact.72 If, as Rassool suggested, ...

Author: Jean-Marc Dreyfus

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 178499197X

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. Human remains and identification presents a pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence. Previously absent from forensic debate, social scientists and historians here confront historical and contemporary exhumations with the application of social context to create an innovative and interdisciplinary dialogue, enlightening the political, social and legal aspects of mass crime and its aftermaths. Through a ground-breaking selection of international case studies, Human remains and identification argues that the emergence of new technologies to facilitate the identification of dead bodies has led to a "forensic turn", normalising exhumations as a method of dealing with human remains en masse. However, are these exhumations always made for legitimate reasons? Multidisciplinary in scope, this book will appeal to readers interested in understanding this crucial phase of mass violence's aftermath, including researchers in history, anthropology, sociology, forensic science, law, politics and modern warfare. The research program leading to this publication has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC Grant Agreement n° 283-617.

Forever Loved Exposing the hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada

Her body is cremated, yet part of her has remained in the custody of the Crown. ... elimination that have inscribed, all around us, a “consensus on mournable bodies” that paint Indigenous peoples as subhuman and undeserving of justice.

Author: Lavell Memee.D Harvard

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 1772580678

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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The hidden crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada is both a national tragedy and a national shame. In this ground-breaking new volume, as part of their larger efforts to draw attention to the shockingly high rates of violence against our sisters, Jennifer Brant and D. Memee Lavell-Harvard have pulled together a variety of voices from the academic realms to the grassroots and front-lines to speak on what has been identified by both the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations as a grave violation of the basic human rights of Aboriginal women and girls. Linking colonial practices with genocide, through their exploration of the current statistics, root causes and structural components of the issue, including conversations on policing, media and education, the contributing authors illustrate the resilience, strength, courage, and spirit of Indigenous women and girls as they struggle to survive in a society shaped by racism and sexism, patriarchy and misogyny. This book was created to honour our missing sisters, their families, their lives and their stories, with the hope that it will offer lessons to non-Indigenous allies and supporters so that we can all work together towards a nation that supports and promotes the safety and well-being of all First Nation, Métis and Inuit women and girls.