Zenzele by J. Nozipo Maraire
A Letter for My Daughter

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In an extraordinary novel--written as a letter from a Zimbabwean mother to her daughter, a student at Harvard--Maraire transforms the lessons of life into a lyrical narrative about love, war, separation, and the very meaning of being a woman.

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Published January 16, 1996 by Crown. 194 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Now middle-aged, Shiri shares with her daughter, Zenzele, what she's learned in her ``awkward journey through womanhood.'' She relates how she grew up in the countryside, trained as a nurse, married a lawyer prominent in the liberation struggle, and how she now, in an independent Zimbabwe, lives ...

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Through an eloquent, book-length letter, an African mother imparts wisdom to her Harvard-bound daughter in Maraire's affecting first novel, said PW last year. (May)

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