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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As in Nehanda , memory represents non - physical movement into the past , against the flow of chronological time . ... In Under the Tongue , the journey towards the space - time of memory is performed by Zhizha and Grandmother .
Because they tell stories about the disempowered , all of the novelistic chronotopes I have discussed may be read as expressions of a cultural counter - memory , buried or ignored by official state discourses .
43 R. Werbner , ' Smoke from the Barrel of a Gun : Postwars of the Dead , Memory and Reinsciption in Zimbabwe , ' in R. Werbner ( ed ) , Memory and the Postcolony ( London , Zed Books , 1998 ) , p . 92 . 44 Although the Rhodesian ...
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