Zenzele: A Letter For My Daughter OverviewZenzele: A Letter for My Daughter by J. Nozipo Maraire is a work of fiction that takes the form of an extended letter from a Zimbabwean mother to her daughter Zenzele, who plans to attend college in the United States. In the letter, Zenzele's mother cautions her daughter against sacrificing her national, racial, and ethnic roots for the sake of money, fame, or love. Instead, she urges her daughter to remain strong and independent, like their country of Zimbabwe. This work addresses themes such as racism, national and cultural identity, family, death, and personal aspirations.
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