Tstisi Dangarembga's "Nervous Conditions" Book Review by Quality Writers

Tstisi Dangarembga's "Nervous Conditions"
This paper discusses Tstisi Dangarembga's novel "Nervous Conditions", which provides an insight into the residual effects of patriarchal colonization.
# 101415 | 2,045 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2008 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper explains that Dangarembga's novel "Nervous Conditions" shows the inequities created by a colonial government and by the perpetuation of colonialism through class division and gender dominance. The author points out that this novel is unique in terms of its character development and its relation to the personal experience of the author, an affluent native woman of Zimbabwe. The paper relates that the women of this book represent the internal societal struggles of gender inequality and patriarchal domination. The author underscores that the novel analyzes the impact of this gender inequality on the physical attributes of women by emphasizing that the road to acceptance in a strict, patriarchal society is through physical ailments.

Table of Contents:
"Nervous Conditions"- A Brief
"Nervous Conditions" - Theoretical Implications
"Nervous Conditions" - Analysis and Conclusions

From the Paper:

"Nyasha's sage advice also portrays the hardships of recognizing the atrocities of colonial inequality. The author argues that the issue of colonialism is not observable cosmetically. Rather, internal examination of the family unit and gender interaction is necessary in noticing the elements left behind by colonial rule. Class segregation is obvious in Tambu's mistreatment during her educational career, but specific residual impacts of patriarchal colonialism is much more obvious through the role of the uncle, Babamukuru."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dangarembga, Tsitsi. Nervous Conditions. Seattle: Seal, 1988.
  • Saliba, Therese. On the bodies of Third World women: cultural impurity, prostitution, and other nervous conditions. College Literature. 22.1 (1995): 131-147.

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