The Place of Tears

The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe

Ranka Primorac



This book examines the complete opus of the recently-deceased Yvonne Vera and texts by five other acclaimed Zimbabwean writers against a backdrop of contemporary politics and literary history. The focus is on problems of literary space, which links the book to the topical Zimbabwean issue of land.


The Place of Tears is an important contribution to the study of Zimbabwean literature; it is also a carefully theorized and original approach to postcolonial literature. - Patricia Alden, Africa Today


Dr Ranka Primorac is a Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton. She has degrees from the universities of Zagreb, Zimbabwe and Nottingham Trent.