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Nehanda

Yvonna Vera

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.

“ . . . crisp and touching . . . restrained and well-focused . . . ’’
The Weekly Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

“ . . . a meditation on fate and language . . . a compelling story.’’
The Toronto Star

“Reading [it] . . . is like savouring a sweet delicacy. Every page possesses its own special flavour; every morsel, a sinful delight.’’
Books in Canada

“ . . . elegant . . . magical . . . " 
The Toronto Review

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. 
 
Also by Yvonne Vera:
  Without a Name (1995)
  novel
  paperback; $12.95
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  Why Don't You Carve Other Animals (1992)
  short stories
  paperback; $15.95
  More
 

Novel
Paperback ISBN:  978-0-920661-41-3 
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96 pages
Publication Date:  1994


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