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The third instalment of Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga's new book has an oppressive feel

First Street in Harare Photo: Gary Bembridge, Flickr

First Street in Harare Photo: Gary Bembridge, Flickr

Tsitsi Dangarembga’s debut novel Nervous Conditions (1988) was the first by a black Zimbabwean woman to be published in English. In 2018, it was named by the BBC as one of the top 100 books to have shaped the world. Dangarembga published a sequel, The Book of Not, in 2016 and This Mournable Body is the third book in this series, although it can be read as a standalone novel.

Dangarembga returns to…

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