Nervous Conditions

Nervous Conditions

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FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THIS MOURNABLE BODY, ONE OF THE BBC'S 100 WOMEN FOR 2020. 'UNFORGETTABLE' - Alice Walker * 'THIS IS THE BOOK WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR' - Doris Lessing * 'A UNIQUE AND VALUABLE BOOK.' - Booklist * 'AN ABSORBING PAGE-TURNER' - Bloomsbury Review * 'A MASTERPIECE' - Madeleine Thien * 'ARRESTING' - Kwame Anthony Appiah

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. 

'With its searing observations, devastating exploration of the state of "not being", wicked humour and astonishing immersion into the mind of a young woman growing up and growing old before her time, the novel is a masterpiece.' - Madelein Thien


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