Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Nervous Conditions is a novel by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, first published in the United Kingdom in 1988. It was the first book published by a black woman from Zimbabwe in English. It was one of the BBC's top 100 books that changed the world in 2018 and it won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989.The semi-autobiographical novel focuses on the story of a Shona family in post-colonial Rhodesia during the 1960s. Nervous Conditions is the first of a proposed trilogy, with The Book of Not as the second novel in the series. The novel illustrates the dynamic themes of race, colonialism, and gender during the post-colonial conditions of present-day Zimbabwe. The title is taken from the introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre to Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth.

The 1357th greatest fiction book of all time


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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
This Mournable Body (Nervous Conditions Series) Paperback 54299 $8.74 $4.82 2018
The Book of Not: A Novel (Nervous Conditions Series) Paperback 149607 $16.00 2021
The Book of Not: A Novel (Nervous Conditions Series) Kindle Edition 659971 $9.99 2021
Nervous Conditions: Tsitsi Dangarembga Paperback 1064524 $9.51 $10.27 2021
By Tsitsi Dangarembga Nervous Conditions (New Ed) Paperback 1027429 $38.81 $4.31 1905
GradeSaver (TM) ClassicNotes: Nervous Conditions Paperback 2729221 $8.99 $19.28 2013
A Study Guide for Tsitsi Dangaremba's "Nervous Conditions" Paperback 4896628 $7.95 $22.76 2017
Nervous Conditions: And Related Readings (Literature Connections) Hardcover 671144 $8.88 $1.90 1997
Nervous Conditions Paperback 750339 $24.50 $1.49
A Study Guide for Tsitsi Dangaremba's "Nervous Conditions" (For Students) Kindle Edition 2215592 2016
Nervous Conditions Paperback 911534 $47.50 $0.15
Nervous Conditions [Import] Paperback 10273 $7.58 $3.47 2004
This Mournable Body: A Novel (Nervous Conditions Series) Kindle Edition 334932 $9.99 2018
Aufbrechen (German Edition) Kindle Edition 1768485 $16.99 2019