The Stone Virgins Winner of the Macmillan Prize for African Adult FictionAn uncompromising novel by one of Africa s premiere writers detailing the horrors of civil war in luminous haunting proseIn after decades

  • Title: The Stone Virgins
  • Author: Yvonne Vera
  • ISBN: 9780374528942
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the Macmillan Prize for African Adult FictionAn uncompromising novel by one of Africa s premiere writers, detailing the horrors of civil war in luminous, haunting proseIn 1980, after decades of guerilla war against colonial rule, Rhodesia earned its hard fought for independence from Britain Less than two years thereafter when Mugabe rose to power in the new ZimbWinner of the Macmillan Prize for African Adult FictionAn uncompromising novel by one of Africa s premiere writers, detailing the horrors of civil war in luminous, haunting proseIn 1980, after decades of guerilla war against colonial rule, Rhodesia earned its hard fought for independence from Britain Less than two years thereafter when Mugabe rose to power in the new Zimbabwe, it signaled the begining of brutal civil unrest that would last nearly a half decade .With The Stone Virgins Yvonne Vera examines the dissident movement from the perspective of two sisters living in a small township outside of Bulawayo In a portrait painted in successive impressions of life before and after the liberation, Vera explores the quest for dignity and a centered existence against a backdrop of unimaginable violence the twin instincts of survival and love the rival pulls of township and city life and mankind s capacity for terror, beauty, and sacrifice One sister will find a reason for hope One will not make it through alive.Weaving historical fact within a story of grand passions and striking endurance, Vera has gifted us with a powerful and provocative testament to the resilience of the Zimbabwean people.

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    1. This is the first work I have read by Yvonne Vera; indeed I had barely heard of her. I periodically look at the list of writers on the British Council website;literatureitishcouncild I found Vera on here and decided read some of her work. I’m glad I did because this is a remarkable book. The prose is so lush and poetic and so very powerful. What makes the work even more powerful and chilling is that it is based on actual events. Vera was Zimbabwean and she has chosen to focus on the power stru [...]

    2. Butterfly Burning is a difficult book to forget. But though the memory of its beauty and the terribleness of its tragedy stayed with me, the weight of it faded over a decade. Which is why I didn’t really know what I was getting into with The Stone Virgins. I only knew that it had been too long since I had picked up a novel by Yvonne Vera. The Stone Virgins is a lyrical, lush, beautifully written book. It is prose poetry, and lovely. And then it is terrible—truly, truly terrible. More terribl [...]

    3. The Stone Virgins is set against a backdrop of brutal violence and profound sadness, and yet Yvonne Vera manages to craft a story of striking beauty with an almost spiritual reverence for the power and dignity of the human capacity for love and healing. In 1980, Rhodesia won independence from Britain after decades of guerrilla warfare. Within two years, however, Robert Mugabe's rise to power in the new Zimbabwe heralded a sudden and extreme wave of new violence across the country. Vera's story g [...]

    4. Rarely have I had the impression of having such a good book in my hands as while I read The Stone Virgins by Yvonne Vera. The slow and detailed narration, symbolically rich and incredibly well woven, perfectly serves the feminist tones of the book and it's message of a need for self-determination coupled with a form of support from others, not for a nation but for it's people, individually. The only reason I do not feel I can give this book a 5 stars rating is the fact that, from my cultural bac [...]

    5. I want to start off by saying how much i enjoyed Vera's writing style. The poetry prose she uses to describe the surroundings, the actions, the characters is absolutely beautiful. That being said, there are so many descriptions that the story seems to get lost within the words. There are things we need to read over a few times before truly comprehending (is it a metaphor? or a real action?). Still enjoyed it quite a bit.

    6. I can see how/why this book would be beloved by some. But it just didn't work for me. The Stone Virgins has only slightly more narrative flow than most slam poetry; and what little narrative there is has about as much clarity and cohesion as Paul Simon's "Kodachrome."That doesn't mean there aren't beautiful turns of phrase laced throughout, but that's just not enough for me.Update: I finished reading this book two weeks ago, and I have *entirely* forgotten what it's about.

    7. I'm reading this book right now (well, not right, right now. . .). The author is from Zimbabwe-- the book is more of a lyric poem and I'm using her amazing descriptions as a guide for my own writing. It's a gorgeous book. Downsides: not big on plot for you plot-mongers. I've been picking it up and putting it down for about two months, but love it every time and vow to begin reading it from the beginning again once I finish it.

    8. The colonial period must hav ebeen a hard on efor those who eperinced it. Its also a feministic note on the inner stergnth that women do possess. I like that but not her descriptions of place they are tiringew!

    9. Unusual, breathtakingly beautiful prose (reminded me of Virginia Woolf). The book itself destroys. I think I told someone I never wanted to read this book again. But lo, I went and bought a copy yesterday. Maybe someday I'll get the courage to read it a second time.

    10. her prose is really poetic, colorful, beautiful. but the story is kind of dark. weird contrast but somehow works. looking forward to reading some of vera's other work. but unfortunately won't be any new stuff. she died of (what many assume to be) AIDS :(

    11. Incredible imagery. Very poetic, dark, and deep. It may be a struggle for some to read, but if you're a lover of words and language, this may be right up your alley.

    12. The juxtaposition of poetic language with such violent scenes makes you reconsider what war means to those who experience it first-hand, and who bear its scars long into the future.

    13. This is a disturbing but poetic and beautifully written book. Reading it is like being in a trance, but it also gives a glimpse of the reality in Zimbabwe, which I could never understand!

    14. (Bookclub) Only got to page 37. No dialogue. Couldn't get into the story. Couldn't follow it. Hardly ever give up on a book but I had to with this one.

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