Nervous Conditions - Study Guide Chapter Six Summary & Analysis

Tsitsi Dangarembga
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One of Nyasha's few friends is the daughter of a missionary, Nyardzo. She attends the mission school as did her two older brothers, Brian and Andrew. The boys had been sent to secondary school, a school open to whites and with high fees. Baker, Nyardzo's father, arranged for Chido to take the entrance exam for this boarding school, though Nyasha says that he did so in an effort to ease his conscience about having his sons educated away from the missionary school.

Nyasha is facing exams that will determine whether she is allowed to advance in school, or if she will be "screened out" of the school system. Her father could use his influence as headmaster to find a place for her even if she failed the test, but this would go against his claims of morality and honor. She emerges with the highest aggregate...

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