This Mournable Body

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE 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 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 departed. 'A classic.' Guardian '[A] Masterpiece.' New York Times

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication date: 24/09/2020
  • ISBN: 9780571355525
  • Page extent: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 mm x 129 mm
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