Zenzele: A Letter For My Daughter - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

J. Nozipo Maraire
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Zenzele’s American immigration and university acceptance papers arrived. Shiri remembers a story her husband once told about his time as a student in New York. There he was the head of the African Student’s Union, which once hosted a white anthropologist who did work in Africa. She was disappointed in the ASU’s conference because there were no drums. The other members of the African Student's Union were incensed, and Shiri's husband does not sleep that night as they continue to debate and to argue until dawn.

Although their petition to the dean's office was unsuccessful and she remained employed at the university, Shiri's husband was able to see the significance of the incident. Shiri’s husband bitterly observed that while he and his comrades were "seeking to enlighten, she was in search of entertainment" (76). He also railed against the woman’s...

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