Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions won the 1989 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Fiction and has become a modern classic.
Two decades before Zimbabwe would win independence and ended white minority rule, thirteen-year-old Tambudzai Sigauke embarks on her education. On her shoulders rest the economic hopes of her parents, siblings, and extended family, and within her burns the desire for independence.
A timeless coming-of-age tale, and a powerful exploration of cultural imperialism, Nervous Conditions charts Tambu’s journey to personhood in a nation that is also emerging.
‘Unforgettable’ Alice Walker
‘This is the novel we have been waiting for . . . it will become a classic’ Doris Lessing