By Terence Ranger
This e-book is designed as a tribute and reaction to Yvonne Vera's recognized novel Butterfly Burning, that is set within the Bulawayo townships in 1946 and devoted to the writer. it's an try and discover what ancient study and reconstruction can upload to the literary imagination.
Responding because it does to a singular, this heritage imitates a few fictional modes. of its chapters are in influence 'scenes', facing short classes of extreme task. Others are in impression biographies of 'characters'. The booklet attracts upon and charges from a wealthy physique of city oral reminiscence. as well as this historical/literary interplay the publication is a contribution to the historiography of southern African towns, bringing out the experiential and cultural dimensions, and mixing black and white city social history.
TERENCE RANGER used to be Emeritus Rhodes Professor of Race kinfolk, collage of Oxford and writer of many books together with Writing Revolt>, Are we now not additionally Men? (1995), Voices from the Rocks (1999) and was once co-editor of Violence and Memory (2000).
Zimbabwe: Weaver Press
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