This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE
'MAGNIFICENT.' Guardian 'A MASTERPIECE.' New York Times
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.
'MARVELLOUS.' Sara Collins
'EXTRAORDINARY.' Madeleine Thien
'HYPNOTIC.' Daily Telegraph
'SEARING.' Sefi Atta
'A MAVERICK VOICE.' A Igoni Barrett
'A MUST READ.' Helon Habila
'SUBTLE AND INTELLIGENT.' TLS 'A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT.' Literary Review