Nervous Conditions - Chapter Five Summary & Analysis

Tsitsi Dangarembga
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Chapter Five Summary

Tambu sits on the bed. It's only a few minutes later that she and Nyasha glance at each other at the same time, prompting Nyasha to laugh and say that they're going to have to talk sooner or later and that it's not Tambu with whom she's angry. The girls then begin to communicate. Nyasha says that her parents are angry that she and Chido have adopted Anglicized ways, and it might have been much better if the two children had been sent home to live rather than living those years in England. She says that returning home was a shock for them and they'd truly forgotten that England wasn't their home.

Tambu awkwardly learns how to use the bathroom before dinner. She's concerned that they are eating so early, thinking she'll be hungry again before bedtime. Babamukuru arrives for dinner, obviously with much on...

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