Items related to Nervous Conditions

Dangarembga, Tsitsi Nervous Conditions

ISBN 13: 9780954702335

Nervous Conditions

4.01 avg rating
( 13,419 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780954702335: Nervous Conditions
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A modern classic in the African literary canon and voted in the Top Ten Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, this novel brings to the politics of decolonization theory the energy of women's rights. An extraordinarily well-crafted work, this book is a work of vision. Through its deft negotiation of race, class, gender and cultural change, it dramatizes the 'nervousness' of the 'postcolonial' conditions that bedevil us still. In Tambu and the women of her family, we African women see ourselves, whether at home or displaced, doing daily battle with our changing world with a mixture of tenacity, bewilderment and grace.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Many good novels written by men have come out of Africa, but few by Black women. This is the novel we have been waiting for... it will become a classic."--Doris Lessing

"It is the late 1960s and Tambu is a 13- year-old in rural Zimbabwe. "Although our squalor was brutal," she says, "it was uncompromisingly ours." Her brother Nhamo has been sent to the mission school in town, his education paid for by her uncle, the family elder. Tambu is thirsty for knowledge, and feels the injustice of being kept on the family homestead, but Nhamo tells her she'd be "better off with less thinking and more respect." Tsitsi Dangarembga's semi-autobiographical debut was first published in 1988, when it won a Commonwealth Writers prize. It has since become a staple on Eng Lit courses, and is now reissued with a scholarly introduction. A coming-of-age story, it ticks all the right boxes for student essayists--colonialism, gender, race--and provides a mine of information about Shona customs. Its appeal to lay readers lies with the guileless Tambu, who starts off as a rather prim little girl but turns into a perceptive and independent young woman."--The Guardian

"Dangarembga raises issues about culture, conflict, displacement, family relationships, consciousness and emancipation in a postcolonial society. On another level, it illustrates what children raised between two cultures may have to contend with. Nervous Conditions will find an audience with young people (especially women) and those working in health, teaching and social work professions"--Young Minds Magazine

About the Author:

Tsitsi Dangarembga was born and brought up in Zimbabwe. She studied medicine and psychology before turning to writing full-time and becoming the first Black woman in Zimbabwe to publish a novel in English. Nervous Conditions was the recipient of the 1989 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Fiction, the book has become a modern classic. Nervous Conditions was also chosen as one of the 'Top Ten Books of Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century' by a Pan African Initiative in 2002. Dangarembga's sequel to Nervous Conditions entitled The Book of Not was published in 2006 by Ayebia. In addition, she has written a play entitled She No Longer Weeps. Having studied at the German Film and Television Academy, Dangarembga now also works as a scriptwriter, consultant and film director. She is the founder of International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF). She is currently working on the third novel in the trilogy and lives in Zimbabwe.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780395775608: McDougal Littell Literature Connections: Nervous Conditions Student Editon Grade 12 1996

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0395775604 ISBN 13: 9780395775608
Publisher: McDougal Littel, 1996
Hardcover

9780571368129: Nervous Conditions

Faber ..., 2021
Softcover

9781580051347: Nervous Conditions

Seal P..., 2006
Softcover

9781644450710: Nervous Conditions

Graywo..., 2021
Softcover

9780931188749: Nervous Conditions

Seal Pr, 1989
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Seller Image

1.

Dangarembga, Tsitsi
Published by Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd (2004)
ISBN 10: 0954702336 ISBN 13: 9780954702335
New Soft cover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Mad Hatter Bookstore
(Westbank, BC, Canada)

Book Description Soft cover. Condition: New. " A modern classic in the African literary canon and voted in the Top Ten Africa s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, this novel brings to the politics of decolonization theory the energy of women s rights. An extraordinarily well-crafted work, this book is a work of vision. Through its deft negotiation of race, class, gender and cultural change, it dramatizes the nervousness of the post colonial conditions that bedevil us still. In Tambu and the women of her family, we African women see ourselves, whether at home or displaced, doing daily battle with our changing world with a mixture of tenacity, bewilderment and grace.". Seller Inventory # 016326

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.20
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Tsitsi Dangarembga
Published by Ayebia Clarke Publishing (2004)
ISBN 10: 0954702336 ISBN 13: 9780954702335
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Big Bill's Books
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # BBB_newA_0954702336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
28.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.16
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Tsitsi Dangarembga
Published by Ayebia Clarke Publishing (2004)
ISBN 10: 0954702336 ISBN 13: 9780954702335
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0954702336-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
36.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Tsitsi Dangarembga
Published by Lynne Rienner Publishers (2004)
ISBN 10: 0954702336 ISBN 13: 9780954702335
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Second edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0954702336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.16
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Tsitsi Dangarembga
Published by Ayebia Clarke Publishing (2004)
ISBN 10: 0954702336 ISBN 13: 9780954702335
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # Q-0954702336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.56
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds