Emerging Perspectives on Yvonne Vera

Helen Cousins & Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo


Book not available in Zimbabwe.


This collection of essays brings together new and exciting research on Yvonne Vera, one of Zimbabwe's most influential writers. Vera s landmark fiction explores subjects previously considered taboo such as incest, abortion, and infanticide. It also re-presents her country's troubled past from the perspectives of ordinary people rather than official history-makers and politicians. The essays range widely across Vera's work including her five novels, her short fiction and her edited anthology of women's writing.


Emerging Perspectives on Yvonne Vera will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of African literature and postcolonial women s writing, and to students on literature courses who want to engage with writing from Africa that challenges received opinions and stereotypes.


Helen Cousins is Senior Lecturer in English literature at Newman University College, Birmingham, UK. She is currently working in research which explores carceral practices and African women's literature.

Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo is Head of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She was previously Head of English at Newman University College and Dean of the School of Arts and Letters at Anglia Ruskin University.