Women everywhere have had to push the grain in society. Everyday women fight
for their human rights. We live in an age where women have gained access, and freedoms
to explore a wide range of interest, and life styles more than they ever could in the past. We have a long ways to go. In the past, women have been oppressed to a point where they were treated as a completely different species. They were in a country that seemed to be a dark tunnel with no hope, dreams, or sense of fulfillment. Some women still are in the dark tunnel, while others are still there.
Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of those women that came out of her dark tunnel. Tsitsi was born in 1959 in what was then Southern Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe. (www.arts.uwa.edu) Although she was born in Africa she spent most of her childhood in Britain.
(www.emory.edu) She did make her return to Africa. In 1975 she returned to Rhodesia and her completed her primary and secondary education. (www.arts.uwa.edu) She was not destined to stay in Britain. She went on to study at Cambridge University but then due to homesickness she returned to Zimbabwe in 1980 without completing her degree in medicine. (www.arts.uwa.edu) Her education was paused but not forgotten. She began a course study at the University of Harare in psychology, and while a student there she joined a theater group. (www.arts.uwa.edu) She wrote several plays, which the group performed. (www.arts.uwa.edu)
Her success in life was yet to come. Her real success came at the age of 25 with the publication of her first novel Nervous Conditions. This novel has become a modern African classic. (www.biblion.org) Having a book published was a great success but many people can write a back. Her first book was...