Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: Nervous Conditions

Nervous Conditions
Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy fuck, this blew my mind.

I suppose what really got me was watching a young girl in an extremely male dominated world try to work her way through it to succeed in spite of a lot of adversity. And to watch each of the women around her try to do so too. What I really liked about the novel gets hit on in the author interview at the end, that there are no monsters in this book, each character does get to explain and be understood.

The author interview also mentions that Dangarembga finds race hard to write about. I hope she succeeds though because what was touched on in Nervous Conditions was interesting and I'd love to read more.

Read this book. Now.

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