This Mournable Body - Chapters 16 – 19 Summary & Analysis

Tsitsi Dangarembga
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In Chapter 16, Tambu gets to know the other shopkeepers and workers in her new office building. One of them is Mai Moetsebi, a woman from Botswana who runs the Queen of Africa Boutique. Mai Moetsebi flies to Beijing and Singapore in search of silks and trinkets. Her accomplishments encourage Tambu. Months into her work at the safari company, Tambu observes a crowd gathered around the Queen of Africa. They are concerned that Mai Moetsebi is cheating them.

Tracey hires a second employee, Pedzi. Pedzi is becoming secretive; Tracey learns that she has been working on a proposal for low-budget excursions into high-density suburbs. As Pedzi’s success increases, Tambu grows jealous.

In Chapter 17, Tambu begins to fall into a new bout of depression, even as she adjusts to her new employed life. One night while struggling to sleep, Tambu has a drunken vision of...

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