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Tsitsi Dangarembga
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"Nervous Conditions" by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Summary: Summarizes the book "Nervous Conditions" by Tsitsi Dangarembga in a historical context. Keyword: Africa, imperialism, colonialism, racism, anorexia
"Nervous Conditions" is a semi-autobiographical story about Tambu, a young girl growing up in rural Rhodesia in the 1960's, and her search for a way out - for both herself and her family - of the tremendous poverty of homestead life in a colonized African country. Narrated through the eyes of young Tambu, the story is told with child-like simplicity about her and her family fighting to survive in a complex world of Imperialism, racism, and class and gender inequality. In hindsight, Dangarembga allows the protagonist's narrative to slowly unravel the meaning of her and her family's struggle with their assimilation into the strange and powerful culture of their rulers.

The wealth of her uncle Babamukuru coupled with the back-breaking poverty of her parents provide Tambu with a stark contrast between the lives of the educated and the non-educated. From an early age it is...

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