|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
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-920661-41-3
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Publication Date: 1994
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