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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She is the only human character in the novel to do so ; the others , frozen like the space - time they inhabit , merely react to events triggered off by others . The character of Marita is unique in several other ways .
It is perhaps because of this that the space - time of Woman in Struggle is curiously de - militarised . Although the novella features an enemy attack , and episodes taking place in a guerrilla base , there are no boundaries in it ...
The post - independence novels interrogate and subvert colonially - produced models of space - time by adopting two key narrative strategies . Firstly , their chronotopes replicate the positioning of colonial boundaries while at the ...
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