Yvonne Vera: A Preliminary Chronology

1964 Born in Bulawayo. [Source: In 1977 "I was thirteen years old" -- Vekris interview.]

1970s Attends Mbizo Primary School in Luveve, Bulawayo

1975Uncle leaves family home in Bulawayo to join liberation forces.

1976 Encounters textbook with "photograph of Nehanda and Kaguvi standing against the wall before they're about to be hanged" [Vekris interview].

1992 Why Don't You Carve Other Animals?. (short stories)

1993 Nehanda.

1994 Without a Name.

1997 Under the Tongue, which wins Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa; in July appointed regional director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

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