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FREE DOWNLOAD This Mournable Body REVIEW ¹ This Mournable Body TSITSI DANGAREMBGA Õ 1 REVIEW SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE 'MAGNIFICENT' Guardian 'A MASTERPIECE' New York Times 'MARVELLOUS' Sara Collins 'BRILLIANT' Madeleine Thien 'HYPNOTIC' Daily Telegraph 'SEARING' Sefi Atta 'A MAVERICK VOICE' A Igoni Barrett 'A MUST READ' Helon Habila 'SUBTLE AND INTELLIGENT' TLS 'A MAJOR ACH This Mournable Body longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize is the third part of a trilogy In the history of the Booker Prize the third part of a trilogy has won only once Pat Barker s The Ghost Road took the prize in 1995 when volumes one and two had never been shortlisted I sincerely doubt that This Mournable Body will follow in Barker s footstepsIn hastening to read all thirteen novels on the longlist this year I didn t have time to finish part one of Tsitsi Dangarembga s trilogy Nervous Conditions 1988 which tells the story of Tambudzai s girlhood in Rhodesia or to start part two The Book of Not 2006 before moving on to part three The third instalment picks up the story of the adult Tambudzai living in what has become Zimbabwe It has one big difference from the rest of the trilogy a second person narrator Tambudzai being you throughout has replaced her first person narrative perspectiveFaber a student is attacked by her teacher and rendered deaf in one ear a maid is brutally beaten with a chain by her husband Excepting the example of the maid women are as often the perpetrators as they are the recipients of this violence which sends a murky messageDangarembga presents the main character s struggles euivocally too Tambudzai s journey is less a character arc a downward spiral from one hardship to the next Sometimes Tambudzai is the architect of her own demise sometimes she is not She plots schemes and lies but she does it all ineptly She ends up in a pitiable state it is nevertheless hard to pity her Thanks to the second person narrative you the reader become Tambudzai but this only makes the experience of having to spend 360 pages with her even unpleasant By the end her ordeals might have made her marginally empathetic and less selfish but not much If there is a message to be taken from Tambudzai s story it is a nuanced and not particularly powerful one keep going and in the end you might become less self absorbed or you might just luck outDangarembga s novel rather like the placard the author carried during a recent political protest WE WANT BETTER REFORM OUR INSTITUTIONS lacks clarity conviction or any recipe for improvement I am not trying to trivialise Dangarembga s political activism particularly after she and scores protesters were arrested But that placard illustrates my serious criticism of her novel underdeveloped ideas drift without impact from one to the nextReading Dangarembga s fiction while following her struggles as an activist has led me to conclude that novels shouldn t need a message like political slogans do That way lies dumbing down and dogmatic drudgery But nor should a novel be half hearted A good read needs to carry the reader along this book failed to carry me anywhere it merely let me down Reise Know-How Sprachführer Paschto für Afghanistan und Pakistan - 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