Nervous Conditions - Tsitsi Dangarembga
This growing-up story is told in a very adult voice, with hindsight and analysis: it's the words of a woman who's gone a long way from the poverty of her childhood and seen a lot of the world, but remembers that her family kept telling her not to forget them. This story is proof enough that she didn't. She speaks of the women and the landscape with love, but doesn't spare the men from scorn, not even her uncle Babamukuru, whom she admired so much growing up. Now she can see clearly how oppressive he was, but she is fair and seeks to understand why he was the way he was. There are no white characters in this story, they're only mentioned in passing with bitter irony.

Who is this story addressed to? Chiefly to educated African women like Tambu, Nyasha, and the author, evidently. They would appreciate the opportunity to focus their thoughts about their experiences. But marginal audiences who might read it with interest would be African men, whites in England and elsewhere, the more liberal of the whites at the mission. The level of English it's written in indicates that the author doesn't expect to reach Zimbabwe audiences with only limited education.