Sunday, 18 October 2015

Yvonne Vera

The legend, the history is created in the mouth, and therefore survival is in the mouth.

If speaking is still difficult to negotiate, then writing has created a free space for most women -much freer than speech [...] The book is bound, circulated, read. It retains its autonomy much more than a woman is allowed in the oral situation
(Vera, 1999: 3).

‘The beginning grows into something; the end into nothing but what has been.’

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