Student Podcast on This Mournable Body

Last Week, Max and I created a podcast, discussing Tsitsi Dangaremba’s novel, This Mournable Body.  In the podcast, we discussed the lack of care for the black female body, and how this uniquely effects the mental health of black women in a postcolonial world. We discussed the effect that colonialism has on a nation, and the lasting effects that the English colonization of Zimbabwe has on society. The idea that the black body is lesser and white people are inherently wealthier are both scars left on Zimbabwe’s culture by England and effect Tambudzai’s own outlook. Lastly, we discussed our selection of the song “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce as our Podcast theme. We believe that this song is a mantra for black women, telling them they are beautiful despite what society says. 

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6 Responses to Student Podcast on This Mournable Body

  1. Emelia says:

    The podcast was natural, engaging and fun to listen to! I like how you discussed the book in relation to your own lives and in a more general manner–it made it easy to understand as someone who has not read the book.

  2. Eugenie Davis says:

    Your podcast makes me wish I read this book! Including what we learned in the fall about postcolonialism, hybridity, and using past discussions to delve deeper into intricate themes in This Mournable Body, all this knowledge has allowed you guys to have a great understanding and discussion about the novel. Thank you guys for sharing and I really enjoyed the podcast.

  3. 21slc says:

    I love this podcast. It really sounds like you guys are discussing the book, with each other and the audience, instead of just reading a script. Not only do you talk about the importance of different parts of the book within the pages but also in the world. This is a really wholistic review and analysis of the book.

  4. Joe Rusnock says:

    Once again I like the music, it is different so grabs me right away. The conversation is genuine and seems fun, makes it super enjoyable to listen to and seems like they are just talking to each other and not the mic. I also think it’s interesting how they talk a lot about capitalism and how Reagan can relate to the story due to her heritage.

  5. Joe says:

    Once again I like the music, it is different so grabs me right away. The conversation is genuine and seems fun, makes it super enjoyable to listen to and seems like they are just talking to each other and not the mic. I also think it’s interesting how they talk a lot about capitalism and how Reagan can relate to the story due to her heritage.

  6. normanslate says:

    I like how you focused on the danger that colonization leaves behind. We often focus on the active state of colonialism, but less so the aftermath. I also love your song cover, and the way you two flow.

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