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Dangarembga, Tsitsi

Works: 70 works in 243 publications in 12 languages and 4,359 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Short films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Director, Contributor, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9390.9.D36, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Tsitsi Dangarembga
Nervous conditions : a novel by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
83 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,928 libraries worldwide
The patriarchal society of modern Africa is unhappy with two daring women who are determined to be free Africans and free women
Everyone's child by Tsitsi Dangarembga( visu )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 432 libraries worldwide
In a rural village in Zimbabwe, Tamari and Itai are devastated following the tragic death from AIDS of both their parents. For the children this is a time of fear and survival as family and neighbors turn their heads. The social climate in the city is just as hostile as it is in the village. In the end it is only tragedy that can bridge the gulf of denial between their two worlds and make the community realize that these are everyone's children
The book of not : a novel by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Sequel to Nervous Conditions
Neria ( visu )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Patrick and Neria, through shared hard work and resourcefulness, built a comfortable home, a good life and family in the city. The tragic death of Patrick puts an end to all this and sets into motion Neria's nightmare. Her brother attempts to take everything from her, including her children, claiming that tradition and law are on his side. In a move that goes against tradition, the law carries the day and Neria wins back her family and property
Library of African cinema ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Everyone's Child is an eloquent call for action on behalf of Africa's millions of parentless children. Through the tragic story of one Zimbabwean family devastated by AIDS, the film challenges Africans to reaffirm their tradition that an orphan becomes "Everyone's Child." Everyone's Child is the most recent production from Zimbabwe's Media for Development Trust (MFD). This prolific production company represents one significant trend among African filmmakers: producing feature films to intervene explicitly in urgent social issues. For example, MFD's first feature, Neria, which called on women to exercise their newly won legal rights against patriarchal custom, broke box office records so that eventually one in three Zimbabweans saw it. Everyone's Child was produced in direct response to the prediction that by the year 2000 there will be over 10,000,000 AIDS orphans on the African continent. At the same time, the film focuses attention on millions of other children left homeless by civil wars or abandoned because their parents could not support them. MFD first conceived Everyone's Child as a training tape for community-based orphan care programs. But the rapid spread of AIDS made the problem so acute they felt only a feature film could place the issue at the forefront of the national agenda. For their production team, MFD drew on some of the most creative young talent in Zimbabwe. The script was based on a story by novelist Shimmer Chinodya, author of Harvest of Thorns, and was directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of the novel Nervous Condition. The exceptional soundtrack features 12 original songs by Zimbabwe's most popular musicians, including Thomas Mapfumo, Leonard Zhakata and Andy "Tomato Sauce" Brown. Leading Zimbabwean actors star in the film, but many of the younger roles were played by actual streetchildren trained in a special workshop. Everyone's Child tells the story of four siblings, Itai, Tamari, Norah and Nhamo, whose parents have both died of AIDS. After a traditional funeral, the villagers, ignoring custom, shun the orphans because of the stigma of AIDS. Their guardian, Uncle Ozias, a struggling small businessman, sells the family's plow and oxen to pay off their father's debts. Without the means to support themselves, the family inevitably disintegrates. Itai, the eldest brother, chasing empty promises of high-paying jobs, leaves for Harare where, alone and penniless, he inevitably takes up with a gang of homeless boys. Their clothes, music and attitudes identify them as belonging to an international fraternity of forgotten youth who look to each other for family and to crime for a living. Itai's sister, Tamari, played with moving vulnerability by Nomsa Mlambo, is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Unable to afford food, deprived of affection, she is an easy victim for the predatory shopkeeper, Mdara Shaghi. The other villagers ostracize her as a prostitute and we can't help worrying that her promiscuous "benefactor" may be exposing her to HIV infection. One night, Shaghi brutally forces Tamari to leave the two younger children alone and accompany him to a club. In her absence their house catches fire and the younger brother, Nhamo, burns to death. Only the charred remnants of his toy helicopter remain, symbolizing the ruined dreams and promise of so many of Africa's young people. Nhamo's death finally convinces Uncle Ozias and the other villagers of their responsibility to help the three remaining children rebuild their lives. Everyone's Child offers its audience no easy answers: an official of an NGO tells the villagers that the problem of orphans is so wide-spread they cannot look to outside agencies or government for relief but must create their own self-reliant solutions. The audience watches this painful tragedy unfold knowing there is no one but adult society (in other words themselves) who can save children like these. As the now familiar African proverb says: "It takes a village to raise a child."
Nervous conditions : and related readings by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Growing up in Zimbabwe as a young lady, with social unrest and conflicts and overcoming her brother's death
Whispering land : an anthology of stories by African women ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
She no longer weeps by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A family portrait : a collection of short stories from the Breaking the Silence Project by Zimbabwean writers by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A Family Portrait is the ambitious product of a ten-day workshop, Breaking the Silence Project, which held in 2012 in Harare, organised by the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA) Trust and funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. There are seven fictional stories centred around the theme of violence in A Family Portrait. The stories are based on sixty true-life stories that were submitted to the workshop as letters from the public. The stories of the anthology were written by established and emerging Zimbabwean writers, who were contributors at the workshop, including Tsitsi Dangarembga, Ignatius Mabasa, Yandani Mlilo, Elizabeth Muchemwa, Charmaine Mujeri and Karen Mukwasi. There is also an introduction to the book by the Canadian Madeleine Thien. This is a book of violence; it forces the reader to confront the human capacity for violence."
Hard earth : land rights in Zimbabwe by Mukundwa Francis Zvoma( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Shona and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Prior to the Zimbabwean parliamentary elections of 2000, war veterans began to occupy white farms. They claimed the government had not lived up to its post-Independence promise of redistributing the land. The international community condemned the ensuing violence as white farmers clashed with the veterans. This documentary reveals the contradictions and racial politics of the Zimbabwean land dilemma and attempts to depoliticize a divisive issue
Elephant people ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
This film discusses the difficulties of the farmers and herders who live near national parks and sanctuaries in various African countries (i.e. Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa). Groups of elephants leave the parks to forage and graze, thereby destroying the farmers' fields and homes in the process; family members are sometimes injured or killed, forced to give up their homes and small plots of land, relocated to areas with poor soil and little water or vegetation, or remain and try to scrape together a meager living. Some people are participating in different programs such as CAMPFIRE (Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources) which sometimes help them regain some measure of economic power and control
The popular arts and culture in the texture of the public sphere in Africa by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
BIRA : stopping the time by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
On the border ( visu )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
[A film about the] "human tragedy caused by the widespread use of land mines in warfare ... Children are especially susceptible to being maimed or killed by stepping on anti-personnel weapons buried during military conflicts many years ago. This documentary is a case study of the problem, focusing on the present efforts to demine the border areas in northeastern Zimbabwe, where more than twenty years ago mines were planted by the white-supremacist government of Rhodesia to prevent guerrilla attacks from Zambia. The video documents the dangerous work of the Zimbabweans and foreign nationals who enter the minefields to explode buried munitions, and shows the efforts of the National Mine Clearance Squadron to educate the local populace, especially children, about the dangers involved. It also features interviews with hospital workers who deal with this crisis and Zimbabweans who have been victimized by a long-forgotten war"--Summary from Cinema Guild website
All Roads Film Festival collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Two cars, one night: "Two Maori children fall in love while watching cars in a parking lot"--Insert
Las cuatro mujeres que amé by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
THIS MOURNABLE BODY by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Kare kare zvako = Mother's day ( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in Shona and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A retelling of an old Shona folk tale illustrating the terrible lengths to which people will go in time of famine
Nervous conditions a novel by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Tambu thinks her dreams have come true when her wealthy and educated uncle offers to sponsor her education. But mission school carries a heavy price and as an African woman, Tambu comes to understand that oppression has many forms. Yet it is her worldly cousin, Nyasha, brought up in England and now a stranger among her own people, who pays the full cost of alienation by self-destructively turning her struggle inward
Rotlös : [roman om en svart flickas uppväxt i Afrika] by Tsitsi Dangarembga( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in Swedish and English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dangarembga, T.
Tsitsi Dangarembga écrivaine et cinéaste zimbabwéenne
Tsitsi Dangarembga schrijfster uit Zimbabwe
Tsitsi Dangarembga scrittrice e regista zimbabwese
Tsitsi Dangarembga simbabwische Autorin und Filmemacherin
Дангарембга, Цици
דנגרמבגה, טסיטסי
English (165)
French (9)
German (6)
Shona (5)
Spanish (4)
Swedish (3)
Tsonga (2)
Italian (2)
Finnish (1)
Danish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
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