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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The repeated return of the woman with the baby on her back is literal : he is being plagued by a ngozi , an angry spirit of an unjustly killed person , seeking revenge . In this novel , unlike in Hove's Ancestors , the world of the ...
The effect of a ngozi is countered by ceremonial cleansing , hence the ceremonies centred on Munashe ; the precondition of cleansing being effective is that the person affected reveal the truth about the crime committed.53 When ...
Although it is a voice that unswervingly adopts Zhizha's point of view30 and emphasises closeness to it by the use of the first person singular , the stylistic complexity of its prose pointedly refuses to simulate the kind of language ...
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