Nervous Conditions - Study Guide Chapter Three Summary & Analysis

Tsitsi Dangarembga
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When Babamukuru arrives in a cavalcade of motorcars, Tambu's father tells of the return of the "prince" with his educational degrees. Maiguru enters behind her husband and Tambu notes that Maiguru's wearing a dress that looks very much like one Babamukuru gave Ma'Shingayi for Christmas just before leaving for his studies. Tambu prepares the meal, and she is praised by the women, making her feel a little better and greatly boosting her confidence.

Tambu is assigned the task of taking the bowl of water to each of the relatives for washing their hands. The job is tricky because the most important male relative there is to be first with the line behind it in order of importance. Tambu says that there are other relatives more important than Babamukuru, but since he is the guest of honor, she takes the water to him first. The majority...

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