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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( 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 ) ...
By this I mean that the attempts to establish the exact temporal interlocking of parts of the text therefore give way to ( or , at least , co - exists with ) the possibility of reading Hove's novel as an assemblage of acts of telling ...
It is the readers ' job to assemble the fragments and make spatio - temporal sense out of them . Although this technique is reminiscent of European modernism , in this novel , a ' flashback ' is not a deliberate mental act , nor does it ...
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