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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Many are realised by the reader based on ' clues ' scattered across the text's syntactic plane or form of ... it is unclear how readers could have arrived at the conclusion that the novel ' apparently takes place in the late 1950s or ...
( Individual readers may , of course , arrive at their own specific combinations of the two temporal possibilities . ) Secondly , most sections contain flashbacks ( I knew it from the way I ran away from school – B , 27 ) ...
Who are the Zimbabwean readers of novels by Hove , Dangarembga , Maraire , Chinodya , Kanengoni and Vera now ? What kind of acts of reception do these novels provoke ? How do they participate in the production of Zimbabwean readers ...
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