Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of This Mournable Body and two previous novels, including Nervous Conditions, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. She is also a filmmaker, playwright, and the director and founder of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust. She lives in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Suffering Visible: The Ravages of Postcolonial Capitalism in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s “This Mournable Body”
In her sly, layered novel “This Mournable Body,” Tsitsi Dangarembga forces the reader’s perspective toward both violence and its humane alternatives....