† Yvonne Vera  [ Zimbabwe ]

Biography

Guest 2001.

Bibliography

Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals
Baobab Books
Harare, 1992

The Prison of Colonial Space
Ontario
New York, 1995

Under the Tongue
Baobab Books
Harare, 1997

Eine Frau ohne Namen
Marino
München, 1997
Übersetzung: Hilde Schruff

Seelen im Exil
Lamuv
Göttingen, 1997
Übersetzung: Hilde Schruff

Opening Spaces
Heinemann
Oxford, 1999

Nehanda
Coleba
Stuttgart, 2000
Übersetzung: Kate Reiner

Schmetterling in Flammen
Frederic & Thaler
München, 2001
Übersetzung: Thomas Brückner

The Stone Virgins
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
New York, 2002

Übersetzer: Maria van der Aue, Thomas Brückner, Kate Reiner, Hilde Schruff

Yvonne Vera was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 1964. She studied at York University, Toronto, Canada and published her first volume of short stories in 1992. Since then she published four numerously awarded novels, which have been translated into several languages, including Swedish, Danish and German. For her second novel »Without a Name« she received the Zimbabwe  Book Publishers’ Award in 1995. »Under the Tongue« won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region). In 1999 she was given the Swedish literary award The Voice of Africa. »Opening Spaces: An Anthology of contemporary African Women’s  Writing« edited by Yvonne Vera was published in the same year. Her last novel »Butterfly Burning« (1998) was translated into German in 2001. Yvonne Vera was the director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. In 2005, she died in Toronto from meningitis.

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