This Mournable Body – Booker Prize Shortlist 2020

by Tsitsi Dangarembga

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Fiction

Hardback

9780571355518

Published by Faber & Faber

Published January 2020

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

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.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.

 

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