From the vantage point of the new millennium and with twenty years' worth of hindsight, it is possible to state that after 1980 – the date of the country's independence – three things changed irrevocably in the field of activity and study we now call the Zimbabwean fiction. Firstly, various permutations of a combined reference to the author's race and the language used (white/English, black/vernacular, black/English) became useless as a source of information about the kind of novel that author is likely to have produced. Secondly, black authors acquired the freedom to publish in English at home rather than in exile, and to refer in their work to previously forbidden subjects such as the country's war of …

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Citation: Primorac, Ranka. "Yvonne Vera". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 March 2002 [, accessed 04 October 2023.]

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