The Book of Not: A Novel, Issue 9; Issue 99

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Ayebia Clarke, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 250 pages
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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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User Review  - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing

I liked this book a lot, but the ending doesn't provide closure. Too much set up for the next book. Still, it provides a clear picture of life during civil unrest, the difficulty particularly of being ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

While Dangarembga's prose is as fluid as in Nervous Conditions, this sequel just doesn't come close to measuring up. Whether it's related to the narrator being more secluded or less sympathetic, it's ... Read full review


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Dangarembga studies medicine and psychology before turning to writing.

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