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)