“To Lucia with love”: Lucia as educator in nervous conditions

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  • Elisa S. Thiago

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https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2000n39p167

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English Language, English

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2000n39p167

 

Lucia had been brought up in “abject poverty” but “her spirit had experimented with living and drawn its own conclusions” (127). Lucia’s poverty places her in the position of a subaltern within the narrative of Tsiti Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions. At the level of criticism, therefore, the expectation formed about Lucia as a subaltern is that she has neither voice nor agency. A close scrutiny of Lucia’s spirit, however, reveals a process of thinking that is meaningful to our understanding of the development of her subjectivity.

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2000-07-01

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