Rewriting “African Woman” Nervous Conditions


Rewriting “African Woman” Nervous Conditions

See Link for Nervous Conditions full text below

Read : chps. 1 – 3 of Nervous Conditions
Read : chps. 4 – 7 of Nervous Conditions

Read : chps. 8-10 of Nervous Conditions


QUESTIONS (Respond to parts a and b)

a) Discuss the impact of British colonization and education on Babamukuru, Nyasha, and Tambu, in Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions. Please provide examples from the novel and readings provided in the course.

b) What would you argue Nyasha’s anorexia nervosa symbolizes? What does she say on p.150 that helps us understand this? How does the bell hooks article on Patriarchy help you understand Babamukuru’s relationship with the women in his life, particularly his daughter, Nyasha?


•Essay must be in standard essay form: introduction; body of essay with ideas in each paragraph building on the previous one, and finally, concluding paragraph).

•Essay must be typed (Font #12); double-spaced, with in-text citations, as well as a Works Cited page (MLA or APA style).

•Essay will be five (5) or more pages or 1500 words.

•In addition to your ideas, evaluation of your response paper will be based on references to articles, films/documentaries studied in class, as well as your own research.

•Proofread carefully for grammar and spelling errors