Nervous Conditions - Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

Tsitsi Dangarembga
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Chapter Four Summary

Tambu is taken to her uncle, Baramukuru's house. When she sees the house and realizes the extent of her uncle's wealth, she falls into a pit of self-pity, believing that she herself has nothing to do with the fact that she's being offered this opportunity. Anna, the housekeeper, warmly meets her at the door. Tambu feels that she and Nyasha will reconnect here at the mission, but Nyasha's reaction strikes Tambu as rude.

Tambu knows she must develop some strategy to avoid being distracted from her life by her grand surroundings and decides that she'll simply have to ignore her surroundings and begins immediately by being as unimpressed as possible. Nhamo had been so enamored with the life that he had never wanted to return to the homestead. Tambu likens her uncle to God and the home to Heaven.The lack of dirt is proof...

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