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~Pdf ♠ Sweet Medicine ♅ Sweet Medicine is the story of Tsitsi, a young woman who compromises the values of her Catholic upbringing to find romantic and economic security through otherworldly means The story takes place in Harare at the height of Zimbabwe s economic woes inThe book is a thorough and evocative attempt at grappling with a variety of important issues in the postcolonial context tradition and modernity feminism and patriarchy spiritual and political freedoms and responsibilities poverty and desperation and wealth and abundance I really struggled with this read, the use of the Shona language is a tough one and the author did not translate or explain Conversations with some of my Shona speaking friends also proved to collect negative sentiment as they felt the author made errors with some of the Shona words The scenes is set in Harare in 2008 at the height of Zimbabwe s economic crisis The story is about how Tsitsi tries to attain economic and you may say romantic security in an unstable country.The story tracks Tsit I really struggled with this read, the use of the Shona language is a tough one and the author did not translate or explain Conversations with some of my Shona speaking friends also proved to collect negative sentiment as they felt the author made errors with some of the Shona words The scenes is set in Harare in 2008 at the height of Zimbabwe s economic crisis The story is about how Tsitsi tries to attain economic and you may say romantic security in an unstable country.The story tracks Tsitsi s journey coming full circle, although the events at the beginning are confusing and the story jumps between the past and the presentso you have to jump to conclusions or turn pages to connect the dotsTsitsi is an interesting character, when it comes to her religious beliefs she is a vessel of contradictions Her actions are hypocritical and she is full of excuses for when she turns to unbecoming activities in order to survive She justifies her actions and choices to surviveShe was fortunate enough to have parents when were able to send her to one of the best boarding schools in the country Where she encountered boys who were convinced girls were less intelligent This misconception propelled her to work even harder to prove them wrong She even slept with a science textbook under her pillow So much for determination Tertiary was no different, male students would tell Tsitsi and her friend Chiedza they were the only women in the economics lecture, that that were wasting their time by studying and that they should rather concern themselves with make up Even though she graduated in economics, she fell into the dependency trap She never really received better job offers other than those in administrative positions Her dream of working for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe fell apart and ended up working as a personal assistant to Mr Zvobgo, with whom she later has an affair She is at his mercy and goes through great lengths to keep him as he is his survival ticket for Tsitsi and her mother She settles for being a trophy housewife in order to just survive Tsitsi s friend Chiedza is the voice of feminism, unlike Tsitsi, who is shy, conservative Catholic Chiedza is outspoken, a socialite and very liberal She is not at all intimidated by the male chauvinists, she is bold and challenges the status quo as far as relationships between men and women are concerned She is often Tsitsi s voice of reason, a sound board and a true friend who is always candid The author addresses key issues such as gender inequality and patriarchy and allows other ideologies and stereotypes on gender roles to come through I enjoyed the fact that she did not shove the womanist ideologies down my throat The challenges experienced by Tsitsi around her career highlight Zimbabwe s economic crisis of 2008, when the country experienced a shrinking economy, overhauled exchange rate, high inflation and rising unemployment The narrative also draws attention to the political conditions of the time through discussions of structural adjustment programmer and the Third Chimurenga description Looking at what is happening in Zimbabwe at the current moment, it is clear that things continue to get worse than 2008 Required reading I like that this book is really honest about life That it s not always black and white.http books.alextwino.com sweet medi Required reading I like that this book is really honest about life That it s not always black and white.http books.alextwino.com sweet medi This book humanizes the effects of the political economic crisis in Zim I loved Tsitsi s thoughts and Chiedza s ideas But i was completely lost in the shona So the justification for not translating the Shona phrases was that she did not want to translate an African Language for other Africans Its a bit arrogant for a continent with 100s of languages She could have covertly given meanings of the Shona phrases without directly translating the meaning. Refreshing A great holiday read. I struggled to follow the rythm of the book until the last few chapters I enjoyed the chapter where Tsitsi accompanied Chiedza to church I felt like the voice in that chapter was different to the rest of the book I love bits of vernacular in dialogue because it is hard to get lost because you didn t understand what the character was saying When it is used in narration, I prefer that the subsequent narration should lead me to understanding what was said without being overt about it I found t I struggled to follow the rythm of the book until the last few chapters I enjoyed the chapter where Tsitsi accompanied Chiedza to church I felt like the voice in that chapter was different to the rest of the book I love bits of vernacular in dialogue because it is hard to get lost because you didn t understand what the character was saying When it is used in narration, I prefer that the subsequent narration should lead me to understanding what was said without being overt about it I found that I missed most of the narration where Shona expressions were used and I could not discern their meaning despite invoking my language discerning skills I guess I was probably not the target audience for the story and that s okay.I hope to one day acquireknowledge of Shona so I can re read these parts and finally get them I will resort to Google translate only if I have failed at every other attempt Panashe is a beautiful wordsmith In sweet medicine we can see her carefully articulated descriptions and creative abilities I had not wanted to pick up this book for a long time because of its cover I found the cover to be odd and doesn t at all translate to what the book is about It does the book injustice I did struggle reading it to the end because it did not flow well for me I was unclear about what the story actually was right through the book There were moments where I had to re rea Panashe is a beautiful wordsmith In sweet medicine we can see her carefully articulated descriptions and creative abilities I had not wanted to pick up this book for a long time because of its cover I found the cover to be odd and doesn t at all translate to what the book is about It does the book injustice I did struggle reading it to the end because it did not flow well for me I was unclear about what the story actually was right through the book There were moments where I had to re read chapters in order to make sense of it or to get the point I was disturbed by the use of Shona, large parts of dialogue was in Shona I am sure this was intentional I felt like I missed the most important parts of the story because of it Perhaps the author needed to translate or hint at what was being discussed I applaud Panashe, she writes beautifully However, the story needed some thrashing out and a clear precise plot I really wanted to like this book but despite my best efforts, I did not enjoy this at all There doesn t seem to be a plot or any character development and the writing style is awkward and long winded The alternating between past and present didn t work well What worked well was the depiction of life in Zimbabwe under difficult conditions and the interactions brought on by the Chiedza character I really enjoyed the chapter describing the charismatic churches. A sweet, sweet read The plot steeped in reality I felt Tsitsi s anguish at the thought of loosing Zvogbo Haai, ho thata banna Talk about faking it till you make it.Well written believable tale Life does mirror art, truly.Panache starts the story right before the climax and slowly takes us back to the beginning The diction, while mixed with Shona, is simple and fits in very well with the the local culture de jeur.Not wanting to give the plot away, in a nutshell, Panashe tells a story of Tsit A sweet, sweet read The plot steeped in reality I felt Tsitsi s anguish at the thought of loosing Zvogbo Haai, ho thata banna Talk about faking it till you make it.Well written believable tale Life does mirror art, truly.Panache starts the story right before the climax and slowly takes us back to the beginning The diction, while mixed with Shona, is simple and fits in very well with the the local culture de jeur.Not wanting to give the plot away, in a nutshell, Panashe tells a story of Tsitsi who had to do acts unbecoming of a lady to get out of her poverty laden survivalist existence, and catapults herself, her Mama and Sekuru into a life they were meant to live while Zimbabwe slowly disintegrates and decays.Again, as in Nervous Conditions certain themes come to the fore The devastating effects of colonisation A country rebuilding itself under the principles of democracy but buckling under pressures caused by corruption, threat of militia rule, poverty, inequality, unemployment and lack of economic growth.Graduates falling over themselves to secure low paying jobs Unmet family expectations Unrealized dreams The dredge of working from hand to mouth Never having enough of anything The inability to plan for anything.Tsitsi, with the help of Chiedza, becomes industrious She shakes what her Mama gave her and was set for life so to speak When the threat of someONE usurping her position in the Big House, she seeks help, after all God helps those who helps themselves, and sails away into the sunset with the man, a baby on the way and a white wedding in the not so distant future.Loved the read very much 4 smacking stars to you, Panashe Could perfectly relate to Tsitsi s struggle and found it a smooth read even as I didn t understand the slangs..