African Culture and Identity in Nervous Conditions
A study into African culture and identity by reviewing Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions.
In this review of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s “Nervous Conditions”, the author of the paper shows how the theme of African identity and culture is woven through the storyline. The paper investigates the importance of the narrators and women in the book, themes and the relevance of the story.
“With any story, the meaning within the story does not have impact unless we care about the character. Tambu is the main character that we care about in the novel. She engages the reader into the story because we want to know about her, we want to know about her struggle and we want to know why that struggle has occurred. The only way to learn of that struggle, is to learn about the culture and so the reader, while reading the novel, attempts to understand the culture. ”