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Nervous Conditions Lesson Plan

About the Author

Tsitsi Dangarembga was born in 1959 in Mutoko, Zimbabwe, which was then known as Rhodesia. She completed her elementary education in England. When she was six years old, she returned to Zimbabwe and attended a missionary school. In 1977, she studied medicine in England again at Cambridge University. In 1980, she returned to Zimbabwe to study psychology. Soon after, Zimbabwe gained independence from the United Kingdom. As a student, Dangarembga loved theater and wrote several plays. Many of her plays were put on stage at the university. In 1985, “The Letter,” her first short story, was published in Sweden. Nervous Conditions was published three years later as the first novel published in...

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