The Book of Not: A Novel

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Ayebia Clarke, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 250 pages
15 Reviews
The much-awaited second novel from one of the most acclaimed Zimbabwean writers of her generation. Following on from Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not traces Tambu's continuing quest to redefine the personal, political and historical forces that threaten to destroy the fabric of her community. Dangarembga's authorial voice delves into the educational system, the liberation struggle and attitudes of contemporary Zimbabweans in an insightful and incisive examination of a system calculated to poison and destroy the African sense of self.

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Such as sad ending really.. - Goodreads
The book's structure is weak but the writing is sound. - Goodreads
For once, I felt an author handled an ending well. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nolitha Nkobole - Goodreads

Dangarembga 's ability to engage the reader into the story is commended once more. However; I was immensely disappointed at how hardworking, intelligent, seemingly resilient and very disciplined young Tambu's life turned out to be. Such as sad ending really.. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Hayden - Goodreads

Heart breaking good and a good sequel (although it took me a long time to get over the loss of the narrative tone of Nervous Conditions) Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2006)

Dangarembga studies medicine and psychology before turning to writing.

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