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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I have found that an analysis of such displacement involves ( re ) constructing the space - times of the narrative worlds that the characters inhabit : what Bakhtin would have called their novelistic chronotopes .
I would maintain that the sociospatial model that Ian Smith's government sought to legitimise was based on four chronotopic assumptions . Firstly , it assumed a fixed link between identity and location , and therefore also a ...
Firstly , their chronotopes replicate the positioning of colonial boundaries while at the same time re - interpreting their ... race - bound identities , which the Rhodesian chronotope locates in the cities and in the countryside .
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