This Mournable Body

This Mournable Body : SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

'MAGNIFICENT.' Guardian 'A MASTERPIECE.' New York Times 'MARVELLOUS.' Sara Collins 'BRILLIANT.' Madeleine Thien 'HYPNOTIC.' Daily Telegraph 'SEARING.' Sefi Atta 'A MAVERICK VOICE.' A Igoni Barrett 'A MUST READ.' Helon Habila 'SUBTLE AND INTELLIGENT.' TLS 'A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT.' Literary Review

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.

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 26mm | 491g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 057135551X
  • 9780571355518
  • 1,666

Review Text

It is as natural as the grass grows. Chinua Achebe
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About Tsitsi Dangarembga

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.
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1,017 ratings
3.32 out of 5 stars
5 13% (134)
4 30% (303)
3 38% (390)
2 14% (144)
1 5% (46)
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