The shadow of death is drawing nigh and Shiri is reminiscing about her life, her growing-up in a small village, the turbulent times of Zimbabwe's fight for independence and the people she met along the way. A fascinating life, one she sees as part of a continuum allowing each generation to become a foundation for the next; thus her keenness to write a long letter to her daughter Zenzele, who has left her to study at Harvard... Full review of the book.
[Posted August 2014]
This site proposes an overview of works by female African authors writing in French and others closely associated with Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides an opportunity to find out more about the authors' life and interests and to get acquainted with their novels, short stories, plays and poetry.
This overview of texts written by women writers of African origin and others who have a close relationship with Africa, is sponsored by The School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. This project has been made possible thanks to the support provided by the women writers mentioned in this website, the Australian Research Council (ARC), the journal Amina and innumerable colleagues and collaborators.
Discipline of European Languages and Studies, French
The University of Western Australia
Created: 24 December 1995
Last updated: 13 August 2014