Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions--Commonwealth Writers Prize
sam. 12 janvier 2019 à 17:00
Note that this meetup is on a SATURDAY!!! Nervous Conditions is a novel by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, first published in the United Kingdom in 1988. It was her first novel and was written when she was only 25. Nervous Conditions was the first book published by a black woman from Zimbabwe in English. It was one of the BBC's top 100 book that changed the world in 2018, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989, and is considered one of the twelve best African novels ever written. The semi-autobiographical novel focuses on the story of a Shona family in post-colonial Rhodesia during the 1960s. 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 book is included in the Bokklubben World Library's list of the 100 greatest works of world literature. At 200 pages it is a manageable holiday-time read and an empowering way to start 2019! I do not charge a fee for this book club to cover organizer fees--something many groups do. However, there is the option of donating $2 to $5 at each meet-up you attend. This money is then donated to the National Resources Defense Council in the group's name. It's a small positive action this group can make. These small actions can add up. This is entirely voluntary and not at all required. Just coming and bringing yourself, a tasty dish to share, and good conversation will always be enough, but if you want to donate please feel free to do so. Not all members are vegan and people do occasionally bring dishes with dairy or honey--just please be sure to note it so that members who may have allergies or who are strictly vegan are aware of this. Also, I am gluten-free and always appreciate gluten-free dishes! But that's not at all a requirement of the potluck. I want this meetup to be an active group with regular attendees. Because of this, the group has a two strikes rule. If you RSVP and don't show to two events without canceling your RSVP, you will be removed. Also, I believe it is better to have a smaller group of active members than a huge list of inactive members and have decided to cap membership at 100. If you have been inactive for over six months you might be removed to make room for other more active members. You can always rejoin later if you like.
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