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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correctness ' of their style and ' vision.'25 For example : the socialist orientation ...
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Recalling Adamastor : Literature as ... Bal et al ( eds ) , Acts of Memory : Cultural
Recall in the Present ( Hanover , University Press of New England , 1999 ) , pp .
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