Without A Name

Yvonne Vera


The book is out of print.


A gripping and compelling novel written in poetic prose, Without a Name is the story of one woman's endurance and survival in war-torn Zimbabwe. The year is 1977. Set in the historical context of pre-independence Zimbabwe, against a backdrop of insensitive colonialism and the guerrilla warfare to unseat it, the novel paints the picture of the dispossession of native Zimbabweans and their struggle to maintain faith in the land, its dreams, and its inclusive histories of the people.


[Vera's] hallucinogenically lyrical prose, combined with her attention to the gritty details of township life, make her one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary African literature, and Without A Name is among her finest work. - Africa Today


Yvonne Vera was an award-winning author from Zimbabwe. Her novels are known for their poetic prose, difficult subject-matter, and their strong women characters, and are firmly rooted in Zimbabwe's difficult past.