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This Mournable Body: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 (Paperback, Main)

By Dangarembga, Tsitsi

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    7 Jan 21

'A story of triumph.' New York Times 'Gives us something rare: a sparkling anti-heroine we find ourselves rooting for.' Washington Post 'Brilliantly dramatises the tragic ironies of life in a country where keeping yourself afloat may mean swallowing your pride.' New Yorker Anxiou...s about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai finds herself living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare. For reasons that include her grim financial prospects and her age, she moves to a widow's boarding house and eventually finds work as a biology teacher. But at every turn in her attempt to make a life for herself, she is faced with a fresh humiliation, until the painful contrast between the future she imagined and her daily reality ultimately drives her to a breaking point. In This Mournable Body, Tsitsi Dangarembga examines how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can sour over time and become a bitter and floundering struggle for survival.
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ISBN 9780571355525
Released NZ 7 Jan 2021
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jan 2021

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ISBN-13 9780571355525
Stock Release date is 7 January 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jan 2021
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 7 Jan 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Dangarembga, Tsitsi
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 302g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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