Some kinds of childhood: images of history and resistance in Zimbabwean literature / Robert Muponde.

By: Muponde, RobertMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2015Description: xi, 186 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781592219957 (hard cover); 9781592219964 (pbk.)Subject(s): Zimbabwean fiction (English) -- Black authors -- History and criticism | Zimbabwean fiction (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Zimbabwean fiction (English) -- 21st century -- History and criticism | Childhood in literature | War in literature | Politics and literature -- Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe -- In literatureDDC classification: 823/.914093523096891 LOC classification: PR9390.4 | MUP
Contents:
Introduction: some kinds of childhood -- Spaces of memory. Traversing enclosures of fantastic childhood: Geoffrey Ndhlala: Jikinya -- Childhood as narrative of tactical remembrance: Shimmer Chinodya: Dew in the morning -- Children of resistance. Childhood as a condition and a history: Wilson Katiyo: Son of the soil -- Other kinds of childhood journeying: Ben Chirasha (Shimmer Chinodya): Child of war -- Girlhoods. The nativism of girlhood tears: Yvonne Vera: Under the tongue -- Girlhood as a gift from death: Tsitsi Dangarembga: Nervous conditions -- Pestilence of silence: deaf and dumb childhood: Chenjerai Hove: Ancestors -- Dystopic childhoods. Killing fathers killing crows: Charles Mungoshi: Coming of the dry season/ some kinds wounds -- Childhood as critical thinking and writing: Dambudzo Marechera: The house of hunger -- The postnational as postchildhood. Versions of postcolonial postchildhood: Memory Chirere: Selected short stories -- Postnational childhood? or postcolonial postchildhood? Christopher Mlalazi: Running with mother -- Noviolet Bulawayo: We need new names.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index.

Introduction: some kinds of childhood -- Spaces of memory. Traversing enclosures of fantastic childhood: Geoffrey Ndhlala: Jikinya -- Childhood as narrative of tactical remembrance: Shimmer Chinodya: Dew in the morning -- Children of resistance. Childhood as a condition and a history: Wilson Katiyo: Son of the soil -- Other kinds of childhood journeying: Ben Chirasha (Shimmer Chinodya): Child of war -- Girlhoods. The nativism of girlhood tears: Yvonne Vera: Under the tongue -- Girlhood as a gift from death: Tsitsi Dangarembga: Nervous conditions -- Pestilence of silence: deaf and dumb childhood: Chenjerai Hove: Ancestors -- Dystopic childhoods. Killing fathers killing crows: Charles Mungoshi: Coming of the dry season/ some kinds wounds -- Childhood as critical thinking and writing: Dambudzo Marechera: The house of hunger -- The postnational as postchildhood. Versions of postcolonial postchildhood: Memory Chirere: Selected short stories -- Postnational childhood? or postcolonial postchildhood? Christopher Mlalazi: Running with mother -- Noviolet Bulawayo: We need new names.