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: Used Softcover Edition published by Seal Press, N.Y, 1989, 204 pages in Very Good Condition. Text is clean (except for Chapter 7 - pages 132-133, pages 136-148 have some notes along the margins. The rest of the text is free of marks, writing, rips, tears, creases, loose or bent pages, Spine is firm without any creases. Cover shows minor shelf wear. Story is set in Rhodesia during the 1960s, Tambu an adolescent girl who yearns to be free of the constraints of her rural village, thinks her dreams have come true when a wealthy uncle sponsors her schooling. But she soon learns that her education comes with a price. There at school she meets her British-educated cousin, the worldly and rebellious Nyasha. An evocative coming of age story narrated with compelling insights and veracity. "Nervous Conditions" uses sharply etched portrait of human devastation to show the inherent evils of colonialism. A bold and riveting novel about one's struggle with authority and reconciling one's divided loyalties. Tambu must slowly reach some painful soul-searching conclusions about her family, her country under colonization and herself as a woman. A unique novel, sure to be a classic. We ship within 24 hours of your purchase with a Delivery Confirmation.