Book Review: This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga

This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga

“There is a fish in the mirror. The mirror is above the washbasin in the corner of your hostel room.”

The opening lines of a book I love for its fractured intensity. Reading it is like being plunged into a bruise, one that stains Zimbabweans everywhere.

8 thoughts on “Book Review: This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga

    • That is a wonderful compliment – thank you. Each time I try to write a review of anything I am so aware that what I find meaning in, may mean little to someone else. That, I suppose, is the endless fascination of being human.

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      • Yes – I know what you mean. There is the chance for meaningful connection. I find the same with Instagram and Twitter, although, of course, in smaller snippets. I love the idea of a blog as a conversation.


    • Thank you for looking out for this book. If you do find it I would be really interested to know what you think. I’m looking forward to getting more reading and writing done in 2021. Very best wishes to you as we head onwards.


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