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Writing contemporary accounts of Nigerians in both Africa and in the United States and England, Adichie has becoming a leading African feminist voice. Before Adichie, thirty years ago Tsitsi Dangarembga attempted to assert rights for African women in both her writing and film making.
From Zimbabwe and educated in Germany, Dangarembga wanted to expose her children to Africa and returned as an adult. She bases the story in this novel on her own upbringing and it is evident from the opening pages. Readers meet Tambudzai, a precocious rural African girl who has no future other than living on a Rhodesian homestead with her family until she marries.
Her uncle Babamukara decided his future at age nine when he started school and reached the top of class. Later on a scholarship, he attended secondary school and university in South Africa and later England.
His wife Maiguru has been equally educated, and through their education, the couple become the headmaster and head mistress at a prestigious missionary school in central Rhodesia. It is through this education that Babamukara attempts to uplift his entire family so that they are viewed as the most prestigious members or Rhodesian society.
As the eldest sibling and only boy, the future hinges on Nhambo to use education to uplift his family away from their primitive conditions. At age fourteen, tragedy strikes: As in many coming of age books, Nervous Conditions is not without conflict.
Babamukara praises Tambudzai as a model child and wishes that his own daughter would follow in suit. Nyasha, unfortunately, by the time she reaches puberty is more English than African and some of her disdain for primitive Africa has rubbed off on Tambudzai.
While Tambudzai still loves her family and wishes her sisters the best, she finds it harder and harder to return to the homestead with each passing vacation. There is no electricity or plumbing or books and life on the Rhodesian plane has become tougher to face.
Yet, her father is the laziest member in his family, and her mother having had no education and married since age fifteen have no future ahead of them.
Tambudzai does not forget the upbringing that she came from, but on her later visits home she vows to achieve as much education as possible for a female from her era in order to lift her family out of its primitive conditions once and for all.
In the past few years I have not enjoyed coming of age books. I find as the protagonists are the age of my children that I suffer from a generation gap in my reading. During the last few months, I have read quality coming of age fiction, offering me hope for the genre moving forward.
Tsitsi Dangarembga is an example of how education has lifted her out of poverty. Primitive lifestyles and few rights for women are still issues facing Africans today, so when Nervous Conditions was first published inthe work was considered groundbreaking. Dangarembga has paved the way so that authors like Adichie have a platform today, and for that I feel privileged to have had read her work.
In recent years, she has written two follow up novels so readers see where education has taken Tambudzai, and I look forward to following her on her journey through life.Nervous Conditions is a really excellent coming-of-age story set in s Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia).
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