Author(s): Dangarembga, Tsitsi,
Date of Publication: 16/01/2020,
Pagination: 384 pages,
Imprint: Faber & Faber,
Published By: Faber & Faber,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE.