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This stunning first novel, set in colonial Rhodesia during the 1960s, centers on the coming of age of a teenage girl, Tambu, and her relationship with her British-educated cousin Nyasha. Tambu, who yearns to be free of the constraints of her rural village, especially the circumscribed lives of the women, thinks her dreams have come true when her wealthy uncle offers to sponsor her education. But she soon learns that the education she receives at his mission school comes with a price. At the school she meets the worldly and rebellious Nyasha, who is chafing under her father's authority. Raised in England, Nyasha is so much a stranger among her own people that she can no longer speak her native language. Tambu can only watch as her cousin, caught between two cultures, pays the full cost of alienation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580051347
Foreword:
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Publisher:
Seal Press
Foreword:
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Author:
Dangarembga, Tsitsi
Author:
Appiah, K. Anthony
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
FICTION / Literary
Edition Number:
Fourth edition
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
Publication Date:
20041129
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
1400x1600

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This stunning first novel, set in colonial Rhodesia during the 1960s, centers on the coming of age of a teenage girl, Tambu, and her relationship with her British-educated cousin Nyasha. Tambu, who yearns to be free of the constraints of her rural village, especially the circumscribed lives of the women, thinks her dreams have come true when her wealthy uncle offers to sponsor her education. But she soon learns that the education she receives at his mission school comes with a price. At the school she meets the worldly and rebellious Nyasha, who is chafing under her father's authority. Raised in England, Nyasha is so much a stranger among her own people that she can no longer speak her native language. Tambu can only watch as her cousin, caught between two cultures, pays the full cost of alienation.
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