Why Don't You Carve Other Animals by Yvonne VeraWhy Don't You Carve Other Animals by Yvonne Vera

Why Don't You Carve Other Animals

byYvonne Vera

Paperback | January 1, 1992

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The place is white-ruled Rhodesia of the seventies (now Zimbabwe), the exile the African in his own land. Young men and women flee from their villages to join the freedom fighters in the forest. 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 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.
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Title:Why Don't You Carve Other AnimalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8.21 × 5.49 × 0.33 inPublished:January 1, 1992Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.

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ISBN - 10:0920661246

ISBN - 13:9780920661246

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS: Crossing Boundaries (1), Indpendence Day (27), The Shoemaker (31), Shelling Peanuts (37), It Is Hard to Live Alone (41), Moon on the Water (47), A Thunderstorm (51), Whose Baby Is It? (57), The Bordered Road (61), Getting a Permit (65), Why Don't You Carve Other Animals (71), An Unyielding Circle (75), Ancestral :inks (79), During the Ceasefire (89), It Is Over (93)

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Reviews: Why Don?t You Carve Other AnimalsWhy Don't You Carve Other AnimalsRunner-up for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa Region, 1993"A subtle writer... [This book] 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"Caught between memory and dreaming, the hopeful exile weaves a comforting performance out of a tale of agony."