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Yvonne Vera


Yvonne Vera was born in 1964 in Bulawayo in what was then Southern Rhodesia but is now Zimbabwe. She attended university in York University in Canada, where she obtained a B.A., M.A. and doctorate in English. She became a Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. She died from meningitis in 2005.

Books about Yvonne Vera

Ericah Gwetai: Petal Thoughts: Yvonne Vera: A Biography (biography by Vera’s mother)

Other links

Yvonne Vera
Yvonne Vera
African Women Writers- Yvonne Vera
Yvonne Vera: Breaking the Silence


1992 Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals
1993 Nehanda
1994 Without a Name
1996 Under the Tongue
1998 Butterfly Burning
2002 Stone Virgins