This Mournable Body
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020
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.
A masterpiece.New York Times
A Maverick Voice.A Igoni Barrett
A must read.Helon Habila
Subtle and intelligent.TLS
A major achievement.Literary Review