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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ing essentialist views of the nation through his polyphonic technique19 , whereas
Rino Zhuwarara implies that the consciousness of Marita , Bones ' heroine , is
embarrassingly pre - nationalist in its inability to direct undiluted hatred at white ...
This spatial voracity seems to me to be one of the most violent aspects of the
violence - filled narrative that is Bones . When what has been said above about
the novel's temporal characteristics is also taken into consideration , the bi - polar
something that does not take place in Bones . It is in that sense that the spatial
centripetal pull of Bones is gone , and the chronotope of Shadows less “ frozen '
than that of its predecessor . But the relative freedom of movement in Shadows ...
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