The Place of Tears: The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe
THIS IS AN NJR - NOT JACKET BLURB, DO NOT USE IT THIS RAW FORM -This new and original work is the only recent monographic treatment of the Zimbabwean novel and its political implications. An earlier one by Veit-Wild (1992) has not been updated, and other, such as that by Zhuwarara (2001), are not easily available outside Zimbabwe. The author resided in Zimbabwe for almost a decade and has visited the country regularly in the last five years. She has published extensively on Zimbabwean literature, and brings to her work a deep contextual richness as well as theoretical sophistication.
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The other was the white settler novel – the only pre - independence novelistic
grouping that dealt freely and explicitly with the Zimbabwean guerrillas and their
struggle . The settler novelists ' appropriation of the armed struggle as a subject ...
The Place of Tears : The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe will use the
term Rhodesian ' to refer to the settler novel – more specifically , to the
selfenclosed body of novels written by white settlers and published inside
Rhodesia between ...
61 A similar contrast exists in pre - independence settler novels , but there the city
represents first and foremost a place where settler heroes are constrained by the
forces of ' civilisation ' , from which they are free only while roaming the empty ...
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