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Why Don't You Carve Other Animals
By (author): Yvonne Vera
9781988449555 Paperback, Trade English FICTION / Literary Nov 30, 2018
$20.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.4 in 96 pages Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
New edition, with an introduction by MG Vassanji. The place is white-ruled Rhodesia of the seventies (now Zimbabwe), the exile the African in his or her own land. Young men and women flee from their villages to join the freedom fighters in the forests. These stories, set during the years of the armed struggle, tell of the other struggle, that of survival of those who stayed behind. Told essentially from the women's point of view, in lyrical but unaffected prose, the stories recreate the dark atmosphere of those months full of fear and hope.

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).

"A subtle writer... [Why Don't You Carve Other Animals] radiates the same commitment as The Grass Is Singing, Doris Lessing's first novel, which forty years ago also reported unbridgeable boundaries in Southern Africa." ?The Toronto Review

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