Nervous Conditions


Tsitsi Dangarembga

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For Tambu and many of her family members, England is a faraway and almost magical land that symbolizes success, prestige, and affluence. It's where Babamukuru and Maiguru received their advanced degrees and where Nhamo eventually…

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For Tambu, the river Nyamarira represents the few joys of the homestead and her life in poverty. It's a life-giving river, allowing everyone a place to bathe, the women a place to do laundry…

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The Dover Stove

Maiguru's Dover stove, which she brings with her to the homestead to cook with during holidays, makes it clear to everyone that Maiguru's immediate family is superior and successful. It's often used to cook…

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