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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But it is Echoing Silences alone that takes all the phases of the war novel's spatio - temporal circle - including such typical episodes as new recruits receiving political education , getting a first real gun , and coming home - and ...
Others ( Nehanda , The Stone Virgins , Shadows and Echoing Silences ) pointedly and explicitly concern themselves with the public suppression of certain kinds of narratives . When contrasted to axiological texts such as A Fighter for ...
35 Cf Echoing Silences , in which the hero retains his “ civilian ' name throughout . 36 I am grateful to Ben Chibisa and Paul Danisa for helping me translate the Shona names and words in Harvest of Thorns and Echoing Silences .
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