Gender expectations of tambu nyasha and miaguru in nervous conditions a novel by tsitsi dangarembga

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Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Please contact mpub-help umich. Program of African Studies, Northwestern University no. Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and led by Professor Albert Wertheim of the Department of English, Indiana University, fifteen teachers at the high school read and discussed works of literature by African and Caribbean authors throughout the academic year.

Gender expectations of tambu nyasha and miaguru in nervous conditions a novel by tsitsi dangarembga

The following remarks were prepared in advance of the January 13, discussion. The remarks were intended to raise a challenge to what was anticipated would be the location of Nervous Conditions in the genre of the "coming of age" novel that had, I had learned, framed the discussion of a number of the novels previously discussed.

Nervous Conditions is an autobiographical novel of growing up within a colonial and African context. But while Ake is about childhood, Nervous Conditions is really not about childhood at all Written after the formation of a new, independent government following decades of civil war, and after nine decades of white domination, the book is set largely in the s, in a period before Chimurenga, the Zimbabwean war of independence, began to affect the everyday lives of people across the region.

One may ask how far traces of the war find space in the book or how the author finds her way back to this era largely free of the effects of Chimurenga?

And what might we, and readers in Zimbabwe, make of a work of such power that neither calls up directly, nor brings one to an understanding of, the changes that led to the wider and more affecting conflict?

At one level, the story of an African life may be read as analogy to, or metaphor of, wider social, cultural, and political experience. As readers, we search for the broader resonance and meaning of a work of literature.

In this regard, how do we choose to read Nervous Conditions? Is this work a further chapter in the tradition of the "coming of age" novel in Africa, in which the experiences of the individual unfold a portrait of a broader history of the formation of a nation?

I would suggest another possibility, that this novel is one that can be read as a significant break with the works of Achebe, the early Ngugi, Ekwensi, Armah, and some of Soyinka that mark out the anglophone tradition of "coming of age" novel.

An intentional break or not. Nervous Conditions forces a more critical reading of the "coming of age" novel that has become the trademark of modern African literature.

A few points come to mind.

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First, Nervous Conditions explores the intimate arena of emotions, feelings, psyche. It is a text rich in psychological and psychoanalytic insight. Though material circumstances are richly drawn, the arena of conflict is not that of a search for sustenance, equity, or material improvement.

Gender expectations of tambu nyasha and miaguru in nervous conditions a novel by tsitsi dangarembga

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Character List; Babamukuru; Maiguru; Nyasha; Tambu; The central male presence in the novel, Babamukuru is a cold and enigmatic figure who is difficult to penetrate.

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