Why Don't You Carve Other Animals?

Why Don't You Carve Other Animals?

by Yvonne Vera
     
 

Fiction. African American Studies. The place is the white-ruled Rhodesia of the seventies (now Zimbabwe), the exile the African in his own land. Young men and women flee 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.

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Fiction. African American Studies. The place is the white-ruled Rhodesia of the seventies (now Zimbabwe), the exile the African in his own land. Young men and women flee 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. Yvonne Vera, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, tells her stories from a woman's point of view, in lyrical but unaffected prose, recreating the dark atmosphere of those months full of fear and hope.

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Why Don't You Carve Other Animals
Runner-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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780920661246
Publisher:
T S A R Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.33(d)

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Award), Behind the Face of Winter and Return to Arcadia; two collections of short stories: How Loud

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