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Nehanda
By (author): Yvonne Vera
9781988449548 Paperback, Trade English FICTION / Literary Nov 30, 2018
$20.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 in 96 pages Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
New edition, with an introduction by MG Vassanji. 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.

Yvonne Vera (1964-2005) was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and later attended York University in Toronto, gaining her doctorate in English Literature in 1995. Her fiction has won a number of international awards, including the Tucholski Prize from Swedish PEN (2004) and the Macmillan writer's prize for Africa (2002). Her novel Nehanda was short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize (Africa, 1995), and she won the Commonwealth Prize for best novel for Under The Tongue (1997).

" . . . 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

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