Author: Yvonne Vera

  • Nehanda


    In a Zimbabwe village, in the late nineteenth century, amidst disturbing reports of strangers on their land, people gather to perform ceremonies to weclome a new-born. They call her Nehanda, and she had come bearing signs of specialness. When Nehanda grows into a young woman the nature of her gift finally becomes evident. She has…

  • Without a Name and Under the Tongue

    Without a Name and Under the Tongue

    Yvonne Vera’s novels chronicle the lives of Zimbabwean women with extraordinary power and beauty. Without a Name and Under the Tongue, her two earliest novels, are set in the seventies during the guerrilla war against the white government. In Without a Name (1994), Mazvita, a young woman from the country, travels to Harare to escape the war and begin a…