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READ Å This Mournable Body IEVEMENT' Literary Review Here we meet Tambudzai living in a run down youth hostel in downtown Harare and anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job 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. I always try to read as many of the Booker Prize long list as I can There are always a few gemsAs a reader I did gain from the book empathy with Zimbabwean life in the Mugabe era even though there are no dates to anchor the story and an unfulfilled hope for the main protagonist I did turn the page wanting to know throughout the novelHowever the 2nd person narrative with the narrator addressing the main character did not make my reading experience a satisfying one I also could not connect with the main character I suspect this was the author s intent She is a victim of her circumstance and upbringing as a woman in Zimbabwe and whIlst there are very vivid descriptions of her mental health issues her need for self preservation and personal advancement did not allow me to warm to herWould I recommend this book Yes I would but with the caveat that the narrative style is not easy for the reader to adopt

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READ Å This Mournable Body Future she imagined and her daily reality ultimately drives her to a breaking point In this tense and psychologically charged novel Tsitsi Dangarembga channels the hope and potential of one young girl and a fledgling nation to lead us on a journey to discover where lives go after hope has depart. I picked it because of the Booker prize I dived into it cold Never heard of the author or previous books I Knew the outlines of the history of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe As I read it I understood about 70% of what was going on straight away More is sinking in gradually now I got confused about the characters because they each have a formal name and a nickname and an honorific eg cousin brother in law so I had to freuently stop and go back to see who was who Because I was reading it on a Kindle I wasn t always conscious of how far I had progressed through the novel and I was surprised to turn the page and find that was the end of the novel So when the climax happened a few pages before the end I didn t realise it was the climaxAt times it described conversations about work for instance between Pedzi Tambu and Tracey and it was only at the end that we are told Tambu breathed a sigh of relief I don t understand why she was so relieved but I was glad for herOnly after reading it do I understand Tambu s erratic behaviour She is no conventional hero We learn that in the first few pages when she fails to intervene to protect her friend from sexual harassment by a crowd Not only that but she picks up a stone to throw at the victim Luckily the attack doesn t materialise All the way through the novel the protagonist snatches defeat from the jaws of victory Just when we think she has turned the corner she does something silly to threaten her success It gradually dawned on me that she had mental health issues Her past is gradually revealed to us who haven t read the earlier novels in the trilogy and when I finally understood it I realised why she was like that and admired her for keeping herself together so much despite everythingTambu is a hero for our times She has survived so far a tumultuous life in a country dominated by racism war and extremes of wealth and poverty She has lived on both sides on the racial and economic divide and as such she isn t fully accepted by either side The colonial period and the liberation war has damaged everyone It has split families into those who fought those who stayed neutral those who escaped abroad and those who collaborated with the oppressors The traditional extended family is fractured and we see Tambu in conflict with her relativesThe book was published in 2020 but set in 1999 when Tambu was about 38 The past 22 years in Zimbabwe have been traumatic I d be interested to see how Tambu is today She d be about 60 Fascinating Say It Again, Please: English Pronunciation Exercises she imagined and her daily reality ultimately drives her to a breaking point In this tense and psychologically charged novel Tsitsi Dangarembga channels the hope and potential of one young girl and a fledgling nation to lead us on a journey to discover where lives go after hope has depart. 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READ Å This Mournable Body SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE 'MAGNIFICENT' Guardian 'A MASTERPIECE' New York Times 'MARVELLOUS' Sara Collins 'BRILLIANT' Madeleine Thien 'HYPNOTIC' Daily Telegraph 'SEARING' Sefi Atta 'A MAVERICK VOICE' A Igoni Barrett 'A MUST READ' Helon Habila 'SUBTLE AND INTELLIGENT' TLS 'A MAJOR ACH. This Mournable Body longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize is the third part of a trilogy In the history of the Booker Prize the third part of a trilogy has won only once Pat Barker s The Ghost Road took the prize in 1995 when volumes one and two had never been shortlisted I sincerely doubt that This Mournable Body will follow in Barker s footstepsIn hastening to read all thirteen novels on the longlist this year I didn t have time to finish part one of Tsitsi Dangarembga s trilogy Nervous Conditions 1988 which tells the story of Tambudzai s girlhood in Rhodesia or to start part two The Book of Not 2006 before moving on to part three The third instalment picks up the story of the adult Tambudzai living in what has become Zimbabwe It has one big difference from the rest of the trilogy a second person narrator Tambudzai being you throughout has replaced her first person narrative perspectiveFaber a student is attacked by her teacher and rendered deaf in one ear a maid is brutally beaten with a chain by her husband Excepting the example of the maid women are as often the perpetrators as they are the recipients of this violence which sends a murky messageDangarembga presents the main character s struggles euivocally too Tambudzai s journey is less a character arc a downward spiral from one hardship to the next Sometimes Tambudzai is the architect of her own demise sometimes she is not She plots schemes and lies but she does it all ineptly She ends up in a pitiable state it is nevertheless hard to pity her Thanks to the second person narrative you the reader become Tambudzai but this only makes the experience of having to spend 360 pages with her even unpleasant By the end her ordeals might have made her marginally empathetic and less selfish but not much If there is a message to be taken from Tambudzai s story it is a nuanced and not particularly powerful one keep going and in the end you might become less self absorbed or you might just luck outDangarembga s novel rather like the placard the author carried during a recent political protest WE WANT BETTER REFORM OUR INSTITUTIONS lacks clarity conviction or any recipe for improvement I am not trying to trivialise Dangarembga s political activism particularly after she and scores protesters were arrested But that placard illustrates my serious criticism of her novel underdeveloped ideas drift without impact from one to the nextReading Dangarembga s fiction while following her struggles as an activist has led me to conclude that novels shouldn t need a message like political slogans do That way lies dumbing down and dogmatic drudgery But nor should a novel be half hearted A good read needs to carry the reader along this book failed to carry me anywhere it merely let me down


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    Download This Mournable Body – PDF/EPUB This Mournable Body longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize is the third part of a trilogy In the history of the Booker Prize the third part of a trilogy has won only once Pat Barker’s The Ghost Road took the prize in 1995 when volumes one and

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    Download This Mournable Body – PDF/EPUB I always try to read as many of the Booker Prize long list as I can There are always a few gemsAs a reader I did gain from the book empathy with Zimbabwean life in the Mugabe era even though there are no dates to anchor the story a

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    TSITSI DANGAREMBGA Ä 1 READ Download This Mournable Body – PDF/EPUB I picked it because of the Booker prize I dived into it cold Never heard of the author or previous books I Knew the outlines of the history of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe As I read it I understood about 70% of what was going on straight away More

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