Nervous Conditions is a novel about Tambu, a young girl living in Zimbabwe who wants to go to school. After her brother dies, her wealthy uncle, Babamukuru offers Tambu his spot at a missionary school. Tambu attends the school, and, after various family feuds, cases of abuse and her parents' wedding, eventually receives a scholarship to go to another missionary school. The novel explores complex and oppressive gender and race relations in post-colonial Zimbabwe.

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