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What keeps you awake at night? Mutare museum Tour Agency. Jun 07, Benjamin rated it liked it Shelves: Known as the “enfant terrible of African literature” and “Africa’s response to Joyce”, Dambudzo Marechera has been dismissed by some as mad and applauded by others as a genius.

Marechera belongs to the so-called second generation of Zimbabwean writers who published their major works in the s and s.

He does not romanticize the African past nor glorify the African personality. Just a dajbudzo while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The writings of this precocious sujlight short-lived literary talent from Zimbabwe have been described as “the work madechera a tortured genius. In regard to this, the easiest structural pattern to discern is the Homeric frame pages 27 to ; and 1 to 14due to the fact that these intertextual references constitute the prototypical mythical names of the characters in Black Sunlight, and so one can therefore relate the text’s plot to corresponding episodes in Homer’s The Odyssey.

Black Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera

This aunlight masterpiece, along with his Guardian-prize winning House of Hungeris one of the most powerful books ever penned by a Zimbabwean writer and gives testimony to why so many readers worldwide are “discovering” marcher’s prose and poetry during this 21st-century resurgence of interest in his work. You hear the words so vividly and feel all over again, the ringing of your own madness.


The photographer does not take sides; he just takes the press photographs. Letters from a Stoic Seneca. This book is bloody fantastic, with an edginess to the narrative that makes it raw, titillating and impossible to put down. I bought it expectin this truly is the most depressing book I’ve read in a long time; reading it made me feel way older than I am. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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A bomb can be like the eruption of sperm in the womb. At one point Christian meets his double and has a philosophical conversation about mardchera nature of violence, but mostly it is just unedited stream of consciousness with a dubious use of the “I” instead of “me”; as in: So energetic and stylized.

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His writing is very introspective, with a keen interest in exploring the inner workings of his protagonists.

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The protagonist is photojournalist Chris, whose camera lens becomes the device through which the plot is cleverly dambudzi. Looking for beautiful books? A Man of the People. By comparison, Black Sunlight had very few of these qualities and was a struggle to read.

Also, I sensed it had been edited into near-submission by an Anglo who hated it blaci much as I did and wanted only to blandify it for the masses. The principle of maximum disorder was the sole function of order in a poem. Amber Finstad rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Maredhera your username or email address and we’ll send you reset instructions Username or Email: There is something about this book that seems utterly broken yet unified.


Hello, I have came across this hack, thought to share with [ Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. One surprise was that he name-checked John Wyndham and Clark Ashton Smith, although not in a particularly complimentary way.

I bought it expecting a novel, but actually got a highly philosophical poem with the opening chapters only resembling a novel. Sep 16, Philisiwe Twijnstra rated it really liked it. An attempt to undue Jesus. No eBook available Amazon. Mutumwa Mawere Public Figure.

I’m just tired of saying it’s beautiful”, Marechera famously wrote, expressing his post-racial vision that made sunligt see him as “the man who betrayed Africa”. See more of Dambudzo Marechera on Facebook. I haven’t read it in years, but simply reading the title makes me excited.

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.

Godwin Sweto rated it really liked it Feb 19, Complete review at Brainwavez. Jul 16, Leland Pitts-Gonzalez rated it it was amazing. I have only read a handful of books that are written in this style so I am certainly no expert on the efficacy of stream-of-consciousness prose as a vehicle for expression. The protagonist is photojournalist Chris, whose camera lens becomes the device through which the plot is cleverly unraveled.

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