Nervous Conditions

BOOK OF THE MONTH Reading Around the World: Z is for Zimbabwe

Tuesday 10th September 2024 at 6:15pm

Tickets are free and are available to order in store or over the phone on 01628 473240

For our destination Z in our continuing reading around the world alpabetically, we have selected Zimbabwe.

Two decades before Zimbabwe would win independence and ended white minority rule, thirteen-year-old Tambudzai Sigauke embarks on her education. On her shoulders rest the economic hopes of her parents, siblings, and extended family, and within her burns the desire for independence. A timeless coming-of-age tale, and a powerful exploration of cultural imperialism, Nervous Conditions charts Tambu’s journey to personhood in a nation that is also emerging.

‘With its searing observations, devastating exploration of the state of “not being”, wicked humour and astonishing immersion into the mind of a young woman growing up and growing old before her time, the novel is a masterpiece.’ Madelein Thien

‘Unforgettable’ says Alice Walker

‘This is the book we’ve been waiting for’ Doris Lessing

Please read along with us. The book is available to reserve from our bookshop HERE.

If you wish to attend the session to discuss the book with us and other readers, please contact our bookshop to make sure of reserving a place. Our sessions tend to reach full attendance capacity, so booking in beforehand is essential.