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Baobab Books, Jan 1, 1993 - Fiction - 118 pages
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Fiction. African American Studies. Set in Yvonne Vera's native country of Zimbabwe, NEHANDA tells the story of a late nineteenth century village where a young woman has been given a divine calling: the gift to inspire a war. Told in beautifully lucid and evocative prose, this is the portrait of resistance and struggle, a tale of a people's first meeting with colonialism. A stunning, beautiful and poetic novel. --The Herald (Zimbabwe)

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Yvonne Vera was born and brought up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She studied at and gained her Ph.D. from York University in Canada. She now works as the Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Yvonne Vera is the author of the novels Nehanda (1993), Without a Name (1994), Under the Tongue (1996), and Don't You Carve Other Animals (1992), all published by Baobab Books. (Why Don't You Carve Other Animals was first published by TSAR Publications, Toronto.) Without a Name and Under the Tongue both won first prize in the Zimbabwe Publishers' Literary Awards of 1995 and 1997 respectively. Under the Tongue won the 1997 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region). Yvonne Vera won the Swedish literary award The Voice of Africa 1999.

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