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TSAR, 1994 - Fiction - 104 pages
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In the late nineteenth century white settlers and administrators arrive to occupy the African country of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). Nehanda, a village girl, is recognized through omens and portents as a saviour. The resulting uprising by the Africans is brutally crushed but looks forward to the war of independence that succeeded a century later. Told in lucid, poetic prose, this is a gripping story about the first meeting of a people with their colonizer.

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About the author (1994)

Yvonne Vera?was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Her works?Why Don't You Carve Other Animals?and?Nehanda were short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers Award Africa Region in 1993 and 1994, respectively.?

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