Yvonne Vera: Bibliography of Secondary Materials

Eva Hunter, Associate Professor of English, University of Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

Bose, Brinda. 1995. Review of Nehanda. World Literature Today. 69:1, 212-13.

Chennells, Anthony. 1996. "What is Commonwealth Literature?" Southern African Review of Books. 8:1, 12-14.

Gasa, Gertrude. 1998. "This Land is Your Land . . . This land is Our Land." Interview in Mail and Guardian:. 14:8 (February 27- March 5) 25.

Gray, Stephen. 1994. "Literature over the Limpopo." Review/Books, Supplement: the Weekly Mail and Guardian:. 25 Feb-3 Mar, 2.

Hunter, Eva. 1998. "'Women are Left Out in Shaping the Truth of this Struggle': Gender and the Land in Three Zimbabwean Novels by Yvonne Vera", paper presented at, Women's Studies Network (UK) Conf., U of Lincolnshire & Humberside, Hull, UK, 14-16th July.

----------. 1998. "Shaping the Truth of the Struggle": An Interview with Yvonne Vera. Current Writing: (10:1) 75-86.

----------. 2000. "Zimbabwean Nationalism and Motherhood in Yvonne Vera's Butterfly Burning". African Studies:. 59:2.

----------. 2003. Review of Muponde and Taruvinga's Sign and Taboo.

Jones. Eldred D. 1996. "Land, War & Literature in Zimbabwe: A Sampling". African Literature Today: New Trends and Generations in African Literature: Review. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press; London: James Currey, 50-61.

Mafundikwa, Ish. 1997. "Yvonne Vera". Interview. Skyhost. 5:3, 15-17.

Muponde, Robert and Mandi Taruvinga. Sign and Taboo: Perspectives on the Poetic Fiction of Yvonne Vera. London: James Currey/Harare: Weaver Press, 2002.

Ranger, Terence. 1993. "Books Diary." Southern African Review of Books:. 5:5, 9-11.

----------. 1995. "Naming, Nature and the Freedom Struggle." The Zimbabwean Review. 1:3, 13-14.

Reece, Jane. 1994. "Mortal Activity." The Zimbabwean Review: (December), 21-22.

Rhodesia, 1950-6". Journal of African History. 37:2, 283-310.

Sign and Taboo: Perspectives on the Poetic Fiction of Yvonne Vera. Edited by Robert Muponde and Mandi Taruvinga. Harare, Zimbabwe: Weaver Press, 2002; Oxford, UK: James Currey, 2003. ISBN: 0-77922-994-9. Distributed in the USA and Canada by the African Book Collective: abc@afaricanbookscollective.com; .

Vekris, John. Review (Harare, Zimbawe). July 1997.

Additional useful titles

Barnes, Teresa. 1995. "'So that a labourer could live with his family': Overlooked factors in political and economic strife in colonial Zimbabwe, 1945-56." Journal of Southern African Studies. 21:1, 95-113.

Dangarembga, Tsitsi. 1988. Nervous Conditions. Harare: Zimbabwe Publishing House

Kirkegaard, Ane. 1997. "Gendered History, Gendered Present: Inquiring into the Roots of Some Contemporary Perceptions of Women's Sexuality and Fertility in Zimbabwe". Paper presented at conference on Gender and Colonialialism in Southern Africa, U of Western Cape, Bellville, 13-15 January.

Lyons, Tanya. 1997. "Written in the revolution(s): Zimbabwean Women in the National War of Liberation". Paper presented at conference on "Gender and Colonialism in Southern Africa, U of Western Cape, Bellville, 13-15 January.

Nhlapo, Thandabantu 1991. "Women's Rights and the Family in Traditional and Customary Law" in Bazillia, Susan (ed), Putting Women on the Agenda:. Johannesburg: Ravan, 111-123.

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