The nature of nervous conditions in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous conditions

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The nature of nervous conditions in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous conditions

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dc.contributor.advisor Prahlad, Anand en_US
dc.contributor.author Hazell, Katerina
dc.coverage.spatial Zimbabwe
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-10T16:15:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-10T16:15:25Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-05
dc.date.submitted 2011 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10685
dc.description.abstract Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions is, primarily, a novel about nervous conditions. It's about many other things, too. It's about power. It's about women. About men and poverty and riches. It's about education and missions and colonial Zimbabwe. It's about black and white. But at the end of all of these themes lies the nervous conditions of the novel's characters and how they formed, how they are rooted, and how they express themselves. In this paper, I will examine the nervous conditions of three characters in particular: Babamukuru, Nyasha, and Tambu. By identifying each of their conditions and examining them closely, I hope to identify the causes of their condition, both the stimuli and the character's reactions to them. By comparing the way that each character develops their condition, I will discuss the complexity that Dangarembga allows her characters and the actual humanity that they are meant to reflect. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2011 Spring theses (MU)
dc.subject emotional impact en_US
dc.subject colonialism en_US
dc.subject literary analysis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dangarembga, Tsitsi -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Personality development in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Zimbabwe -- In literature
dc.title The nature of nervous conditions in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous conditions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline English en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name B.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Bachelors en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of English


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    The honors theses produced by the students of the Department of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011.

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