BN.com Gift Guide

Opening Spaces: An Anthology of Contemporary African Women's Writing

Overview

In this anthology the award-winning author Yvonne Vera brings together the stories of many talented writers from different parts of Africa.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (19) from $4.62   
  • New (4) from $9.52   
  • Used (15) from $4.62   
Sending request ...

Overview

In this anthology the award-winning author Yvonne Vera brings together the stories of many talented writers from different parts of Africa.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435910105
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/10/1999
  • Series: African Writers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 5.07 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

EDITOR

Yvonne Vera was born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, gained her Ph.D. from York University in Canada, and was the Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Yvonne Vera died at age 40 in 2005

Yvonne Vera’s Without a Name and Under the Tongue both won first prize in the Zimbabwe Publishers Literary Awards of 1995 and 1997 respectively. Under the Tongue won the 1997 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region). Yvonne Vera won the Swedish literary award The Voice of Africa 1999.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface

The Girl Who Can - Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana)

Deciduous Gazettes - Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (Zimbabwe)

The Enigma - Lindsey Collen (Mauritius)

The Red Velvet Dress - Farida Karodia (South Africa)

Uncle Bunty - Norma Kitson (South Africa)

The Betrayal - Veronique Tadjo (Cote D'Ivoire)

The Museum - Leila Aboulela (Sudan)

The Power of a Plate of Rice - Ifeoma Okoye (Nigeria)

Stress - Lilia Momple (Mozambique)

A State of Outrage - Sindiwe Magona (South Africa)

Crocodile Tails - Chiedze Musengezi (Zimbabwe)

Night Thoughts - Monde Sifuniso (Zambia)

The Barrel of a Pen - Gugu Ndlovu (Zimbabwe)

A Perfect Wife - Anna Doa (Mali)

The Home-Coming - Milly Jafta (Namibia)

Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)