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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novel's several plot - lines22 converge on the character of Marita ; she is a
privileged object of narration , although she does not herself assume the role of
narrator . The privileged ( in the quantitative sense ) narrative voice in the novel ...
Her use of the present tense ( Marita quickly finishes my small bit and then goes
to weed her share ' – B , 45 ) may thus , on re - reading , be interpreted as either '
historical or ' real- - or different in different parts of the text . Accordingly , the ...
In leaving the farm , Marita demonstrates a faith in the possibility of change
implied in the word ' independence , and initiates change herself . It is as if she is
testing the Rhodesian chronotope , to see if it is still in place . She is the only
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