Book Review: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga is a semi-autobiographical based on a story of a young woman in pre-independence Zimbabwe. The story centres around two female cousins, Tambudzai (commonly known as Tambu) and Nyasha. Tambu reflects back on her adolescence and, in particular, the major events that shaped her life. Nervous Conditions deals with the themes …

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Book Review: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah, a novel published in 1968 is about the last days in power of Ghana’s first Prime Minister, Kwame Nkrumah. The book tackles the all too familiar phenomenon of African leaders that ascend into power fighting for the people, yet end up corrupt, tribalist and …

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