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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It is not the aim of this section to pay systematic attention to the labelling or self - labelling of critical trends within Zimbabwean literary scholarship . Instead , I will attempt to outline two broadly conceived critical ...
39 In all of these instances , the practical outcome of the critical texts ' implicitly mimetic stance is a privileging of selected Zimbabwean novelists over others on the grounds , generally , of verisimilitude .
But the mimetic critical tendency remains discernible in Emerging Perspectives . This is because some contributors seek to write back ' to Marechera's detractors by arguing that their misreading of Marechera is tied to a misreading of ...
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