Nehanda by Yvonne VeraNehanda by Yvonne Vera


byYvonne Vera


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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 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. 
Title:NehandaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8.73 × 5.8 × 0.35 inPublisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.

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ISBN - 10:0920661416

ISBN - 13:9780920661413

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Editorial Reviews

"...a meditation on fate and language...a compelling story.?? ?The Toronto Star"Reading [it] 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"A stunning, beautiful and poetic novel." -- The Herald (Zimbabwe)