Nervous Conditions Setting & Symbolism

Tsitsi Dangarembga
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Sigaukes

The family name of Tambu's family.

The Nyamarira River

The river that runs near Tambu's childhood home, where she and the other children play, where everyone bathed and where the women did the laundry.

Truckshop

The term used to denote any store, including those that sold bread, tea, sugar, jam, salt, cooking oil, matches, candles, paraffin and soap as well as Fanta, Coca-Cola and a vanilla perfume.

Nhodo

A game in which a child throws a stone into the air, picks up other stones on the ground and catches the first stone before it reaches the ground.

Chipinge

Where Tambu's ancestors lived. Tambu hears the stories of the family and their lives in Chipinge from her grandmother, who also taught her about gardening and that a strong work ethic is a desirable trait.

Umtali

Rhodesia's third largest city and where Tambu goes to sell her mealies trying...

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