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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Review: The Book of Not (Nervous Conditions #2)

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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

Review: The Book of Not (Nervous Conditions #2)

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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


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About the author (2006)

Dangarembga studies medicine and psychology before turning to writing.

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