The Resource Strife, Shimmer Chinodya, (ebook)

Strife, Shimmer Chinodya, (ebook)

Label
Strife
Title
Strife
Statement of responsibility
Shimmer Chinodya
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Strife is a rich and densely written novel that provides a dark expos? of the tension between modernity and tradition, and deep insights into culture in Zimbabwe in the 21st century. Chinodya explores the powerful draw that conflicting ideologies exercise over an emerging middle-class that at once yearns for autonomy and unconsciously desires the irresponsibility of an all-pervading destiny. Tracing the Gwanagara's roots back over a century, Chinodya interweaves past and the present, juxtaposing incidents never forgotten or resolved, revealing how memory becomes an actor in lived time. A large family grows up in Gweru. Their father aspires to be an enlightened Christian man; he sees his children through school and college where they do well. But as adults, they are struck by illness. Who is to blame? Who is to cure these ailments? What wrongs have they committed to offend the ancestors? How can atonement be made? Can education, science and medicine provide any solution? Their mother, the moon huntress, seeks out the answers and the cures in traditional beliefs and customs
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Chinodya, Shimmer
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Families
  • Social change
  • Postcolonialism
Target audience
adult
Label
Strife, Shimmer Chinodya, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781779221841
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11580873
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11580873
System control number
MWT11580873
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Strife, Shimmer Chinodya, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781779221841
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11580873
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11580873
System control number
MWT11580873
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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