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Sweet medicine

Author: Panashe Chigumadzi
Publisher: Auckland Park, South Africa : BlackBird Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sweet Medicine takes place in Harare at the height of Zimbabwe's economic woes in 2008. Tsitsi, a young woman, raised by her strict, devout Catholic mother, believes that hard work, prayer and an education will ensure a prosperous and happy future. She does well at her mission boarding school, and goes on to obtain a scholarship to attend university, but the change in the economic situation in Zimbabwe destroys the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Panashe Chigumadzi
ISBN: 9781928337126 1928337120
OCLC Number: 928987965
Notes: BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd.
Description: xv, 203 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Panashe Chigumadzi.

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Sweet Medicine takes place in Harare at the height of Zimbabwe's economic woes in 2008. Tsitsi, a young woman, raised by her strict, devout Catholic mother, believes that hard work, prayer and an education will ensure a prosperous and happy future. She does well at her mission boarding school, and goes on to obtain a scholarship to attend university, but the change in the economic situation in Zimbabwe destroys the old system where hard work and a degree guaranteed a good life. Out of university, Tsitsi finds herself in a position much lower than she had set her sights on, working as a clerk in the office of the local politician, Zvobgo. With a salary that barely provides her a means to survive, she finds herself increasingly compromising her Christian values to negotiate ways to get ahead -- Publisher's website.

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