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Agringada: Like A Gringa, Like A Forgeigner

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You wear silence

sitting on the concrete floor of a library

a shroud like speech

Language does not belong to you…


An honest exploration of dislocation and (un)belonging in its forms: exile from language, exile from country, and exile from sanity. In her debut collection of poetry, Ndoro divides and intermingles national and personal history in an attempt to reach herself. Within its fragmented prose and lyrical poems, Agringanda is not only a celebrated capture of language but also of its intriguing subversion as it navigates meetings of class, gender, nationality and race.



About the author:
Tariro Ndoro is a Zimbabwean poet and storyteller. Born in Harare but raised in a smattering of small towns, Tariro holds a BSc in Microbiology and an MA in Creative Writing.

Her work has been published in numerous international journals and anthologies including

20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (Brittle Paper, 2018) Kotaz, New Contrast

Oxford Poetry and Puerto del Sol.

Her poetry has been shortlisted for the 2018 Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize and awarded second place for the 2017 DALRO Prize. Agringada is her debut collection.



“Tariro Ndoro wields many tongues to give a testament of the innumerable ways humans survive. She is not concerned with comforting you with hope: poems end with severed limbs, and you too are dragged through southern African borders. She leaves you panting, too afraid to stop for a sip of self-pity, and she has made you too familiar with her foreignness to want belong. Yet, you are acutely aware that you are alive. Agringada is a powerful way of speaking life into things that suffocate when we are too afraid to name them.” -- Katleho Kano Shoro (Serurubele)

Additional Information

Book Condition N/A
SKU 9781928215769
Author Tariro Ndoro
Dimensions 139 x 208mm
Format Soft cover
Pages 76
Published Date No
Publisher n/a
Language English
Genre n/a
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