Tsitsi Dangarembga

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This Mournable Body

book | 2020
Faber & Faber (Ed. Louisa Joyner)

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.

Reviews

Magnificent.

Guardian

A masterpiece.

New York Times

Extraordinary.

Madeleine Thien

Marvellous.

Sara Collins

Hypnotic.

Daily Telegraph

Searing.

Sefi Atta

A Maverick Voice.

A Igoni Barrett

A must read.

Helon Habila

Subtle and intelligent. 

TLS

A major achievement.

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