Yvonne Vera

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Birthday
19, 1964
Birthplace
Zimbabwe
Death Date
Apr 7, 2005 (40)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1964
Birthplace
Zimbabwe
Death Date
Apr 7, 2005 (40)

About

A twentieth-century Zimbabwean author, she is remembered for novels that feature poetic prose and strong female characters. Her best-known works include Nehanda and Without a Name.

Before Fame

She received her Ph.D. from York University in Toronto.

Trivia

She was awarded the Macmillan Writers' Prize for Africa for her 2002 novel, The Stone Virgins.

Family Life

She married John Jose. She died in 2005 from complications of AIDS.

Associated With

She and Wilbur Smith were both natives of Zimbabwe.