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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This chapter aims to outline a comparative methodology that might be used to re - categorise Zimbabwean fiction , and to use a new set of concepts in order to explain my selection of primary texts for analysis .
statements , clothing , personal habits and biography , as well as critical theory , in constructing meta - texts related to various parts of his opus . 59 This is , it seems to me , in part the result of the fragmentedness of ...
They take textual unity for granted , and indeed deem it ' natural ' ( as in Zimunya's complaints regarding its absence ... implies a positive value judgment ) and a drawing of attention to the constructedness of texts and meanings .
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