Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter

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Dell Pub., 1996 - Fiction - 194 pages
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Written as a letter from a Zimbabwean mother to her daughter, a student at Harvard, J. Nozipo Maraire evokes the moving story of a mother reaching out to her daughter to share the lessons life has taught her and bring the two closer than ever before. Interweaving history and memories, disappointments and dreams, Zenzele tells the tales of Zimbabwe's struggle for independence and the men and women who shaped it: Zenzele's father, an outspoken activist lawyer; her aunt, a schoolteacher by day and secret guerrilla fighter by night; and her cousin, a maid and a spy.

Rich with insight, history, and philosophy, Zenzele is a powerful and compelling story that is both revolutionary and revelatory--the story of one life that poignantly speaks of all lives.

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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

???? This is a letter from a mother in Zambia to her daughter studying in the United States. In it she writes of her love for daughter, Zenzele, and shares with her daughter a history of their family ... Read full review

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This is a lovely, absorbing reflection on what it means to be an African woman. This book is written as an open letter from a Zimbabwean mother to her highly spirited, passionate daughter as she ... Read full review

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