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"GWE" 2005 Obituary


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GWETAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-13 published
VERA, Yvonne Dr.
International Author
Peacefully in Toronto on Thursday, April 7, 2005 in her 41st year. Survived by her loving parents Ericah and Lambert GWETAI and brother Tafadzwa and grandmother Eugenia, all of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She is also survived by her husband John JOSE of Toronto. After completion of her PhD at York University she authored five novels and a collection of stories which have been translated into ten languages. Among her numerous awards are the Commonwealth Prize (Africa Region, 1997), the Swedish Voice of Africa Award (1999), the MacMillan Writers' Prize for Africa (2002), the Premio Feronia-Citta di Fiano (2003,) and the Swedish PEN Tucholsky Prize (2004). A funeral service was held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, Toronto, and memorial services will be held in England and Zimbabwe at a later date. In Yvonne's memory, memorial contributions to PEN Canada would be appreciated.

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GWETAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
VERA, Yvonne Dr. (née GWETAI)
(International Author) Peacefully in Toronto on Thursday, April 7, 2005 in her 41st year. Survived by her loving parents Ericah and Lambert GWETAI and brother Tafadzwa and grandmother Eugenia, all of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She is also survived by her husband John Jose of Toronto. After completion at her PhD at York University she authored five novels and a collection of stories which have been translated into ten languages. Among her numerous awards are the Commonwealth Prize (Africa Region, 1997), the Swedish Voice of Africa Award (1999), the MacMillan Writers' Prize for Africa (2002), the Premio Feronia-Citta di Fiano (2003), and the Swedish PEN Tucholsky Prize (2004.) A funeral service was held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, Toronto, and memorial services will be held in England and Zimbabwe at a later date. In Yvonne's memory, memorial contributions to PEN Canada would be appreciated.

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