This Mournable Body: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020
Tsitsi Dangarembga | Faber & Faber | Paperback
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE ‘A classic.’ Guardian ‘[A] Masterpiece.’ New York Times ‘Reminiscent of Jean Rhys at her best.’ Spectator ‘Hypnotic.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Searing and enlightening.’ Sefi Atta ‘A maverick voice.’ A Igoni Barrett ‘A must read.’ Helon Habila ‘As natural as the grass grows.’ Chinua Achebe 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.