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What Marechera is doing in this odd and, yes, awkward book is explore anarchism as an intellectual position.

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The extremes of political chaos and spiritual urgency that characterized s Zimbabwe illuminate the pages of Dmbudzo Sunlight with unblinking honesty and desperately clinging hope. A bomb can be like the eruption of sperm in the womb. Tinashe rated it really liked it Aug 15, The protagonist jarechera photojournalist Chris, whose camera lens becomes the device through which the plot is cleverly unravelled. Other books in this series. I’m just tired of saying it’s beautiful”, Marechera famously wrote, expressing his post-racial vision that made some see him as “the man who betrayed Africa”.

As the Zimbabwean liberation war was gaining momentum, writers such as Marechera, Charles Mungoshi and Stanley Nyamfukudza already express disillusionment in its nationalist cause and pessimism about the future. There were no such things as elegant and vulgar images.

Do I know what I just read? House of Hunger “I don’t hate being black. One can marecherz imagine what masterworks were lost to the world after he died of aids, when his genius was in full flower, at the age of 35 in Brown rated it really liked it Apr 30, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Genius in Full Flower Dambudzo Marechera could transform everyday language into a tortured scream for sanity or mold it into a seductive poetry of passionate need and joyful determination. Mutumwa Mawere Public Figure. And, finally, one can then proceed to read Blsck novella The House of Hunger along these same lines.

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His writing is very introspective, with a keen interest in exploring the inner workings of his protagonists. Not easy to follow though Also, I sensed it had been edited into near-submission by an Anglo who hated dambydzo as much as I did and wanted only to blandify it for the masses.

Marechera stands out among the “lost generation” by his experimental, non-realist style, his deconstruction of both ‘African’ and ‘Western’ epistemologies as systems of power, his unceasing insistence on the role of the writer as intellectual anarchist, and his attack, even after independence, on the emergent Zimbabwean national identity. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Phil rated it it was amazing Sep 28, No eBook available Amazon. Incredible that such a powerful indictment should also be so funny. Here’s a writer whose words drop mental and violent on the page. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The protagonist is photojournalist Chris, whose camera lens becomes the device through which the plot is cleverly unraveled.

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At one point Christian bladk his double and has a philosophical conversation about the nature of violenc A very strange little book, about a Black Sunlight, sunlihht terrorist organization or a group of freedom fighters, I’m not ever sure Tarisai Jaraga rated it did not like it Apr 30, Sep 08, Rob Lloyd rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of the people I was living with were people who rejected traditional sexual roles and accepted sexuality as a liberating force in itself.


Return to Book Page. An attempt to strike against the movement the dictatorship of blackness in Zimbabwe?

Nov 12, Pete Young rated it liked dambudo. I haven’t read it in years, but simply reading the title makes me excited. Aug 19, Ben Winch rated it did not like it Shelves: The photographer does not take sides; he just takes “House of Hunger” not only won The Guardian fiction prize but stunned the imagination of readers with its view of the slums of colonial Salisbury.

Next in complexity to discern is the structure of the “Portrait” section pages 14 to sunlighdue to the fact that Marechera only makes a passing reference to Icarus, and not to his son Daedulus that Joyce makes such extensive use of.

Refresh and try again. Intuition, which assimilates images, knew no privilege, or distinction.