The book is out of print.


This is a powerful, moving and ambitious novel, written with exceptional linguistic control, plumbing the depths of human suffering but having the wisdom to hope. The story is the sensitive evocation of Marita, a farm- worker, whose only son joined the freedom fighters in Zimbabwe's war of liberation. The poetic language is rich in Shona idiom.


[Hove's] novel Bones is a celebration of the sacrifices made by common people in the years immediately preceding the formation of the state of Zimbabwe. - John Cooke, World Literature Today


Chenjerai Hove was a Zimbabwean poet, novelist and essayist who wrote in both English and Shona.