Nervous Conditions

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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of three books in the Nervous Conditions, series. In 2021 she was honored with the PEN Award for Freedom of Expression. She is also a winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. She is the director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust. She lives in Zimbabwe.


"Dangarembga's sentences are chromatic, rich and impres-sively precise with wonderful detail."--The Guardian (UK)

"Dangarembga investigates the ironic psychological demands of global capitalism on a country whose citizens have been fractured by that system. Complex and flawed, they are more than symbols. . . . Dangarembga treats supreme cruelty with sublime reserve."--Los Angeles Review of Books

"Dangarembga is a magpie for evocative detail. . . . Dangarembga's depiction of [Tambu], abject and vulnerable, yet struggling ever onwards, is reminiscent of Jean Rhys at her best."--The Spectator (UK)

"A great writer. . . . She has a wonderful sense of relationships, a wonderful sense of people, a wonderful sense of place. She ex-poses the oppression, of women in particular, in a manner that I think is beautiful, because you can't disagree. She is not mak-ing heavy weather of this--it is as natural as the grass grows."--Chinua Achebe

"Tsitsi Dangarembga opened up the idea that a black woman from Zimbabwe could write a book. There's a whole genera-tion of Zimbabwean women who are so grateful to Tsitsi for being a forerunner."--Petina Gappah