Maiguru's house girl. Tambu meets her for the first time during events surrounding Nhamo's funeral, and though she generally likes Anna, she also finds her unserious and too talkative. Tambu initially thinks that she'd like to sleep with Anna at Babamukuru's house rather than Nyasha. However, within a few hours of Tambu's arrival at the mission, Anna becomes an entirely different person. She speaks few words to Tambu, and when she does speak, it's with respect, deference, and honorifics. Eventually, Tambu comes to think of Anna as boring and just a part of the background. To an outside observer, it's clear that Anna isn't treated particularly well in her position. Her workload is extensive and, when Tambu misbehaves, Babamukuru lays off Anna without warning so that Tambu can assume her duties as punishment.
Anna Character Timeline in Nervous Conditions
The timeline below shows where the character Anna appears in Nervous Conditions. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...will be like at the mission. She wonders if she'll sleep with Nyasha or with Anna, Maiguru's house girl. Tambu is uncomfortable with the possibility of sleeping with Nyasha, as Nyasha... (full context)
...off. She stands up and looks out the window and watches students stroll around outside. Anna explains that it's the school bell. Maiguru appears and greets Tambu strangely with a high-five.... (full context)