The Stone Virgins

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Product Details
Price
$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publish Date
Pages
184
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374528942

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About the Author

Yvonne Vera was born in Bulawayo, where she is now director of the National Gallery. She is the author of Butterfly Burning (FSG, 2000), and Without a Name and Under the Tongue (FSG, 2002).

Reviews

"Yvonne Vera writes with magnificent luminosity. The Stone Virgins is a song about the author's people, and the tragedy of their lives and their loves, contrasted against the sheer beauty of their land. It may yet prove to be one of the notable novels of the twenty-first century." --Ama Ata Aidoo

"Yvonne Vera brings to this novel her extraordinary gift of sidelong and oblique entry into the heart of things using the total environment, trees, sky, river, rocks, and mountains--they are themselves characters--to express human emotion. Her treatment of love is unusual and strikingly original bringing out its redemptive power which triumphs over the horrors of war and human cruelty." --Eldred D. Jones, Editor, African Literature Today

"The Stone Virgins is Vera at her lyrical best. Her affinity for visual art comes through in her writing. Her descriptions are painted, by turns, in bold palette-knife applied strokes and delicate pastel colors. The novel exudes compassion, tolerance and sensitivity-- the three hallmarks of great writing. Post-colonial African literature is led by Zimbabwean writers and she is the by far the most imaginative and original voice among them." --Zakes Mda