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Marechera stands out among the “lost sunlihgt 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.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Baba Farai rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Samkelo rated it did not like it Dec 30, The Three Theban Plays Sophocles. See more of Dambudzo Marechera on Facebook. Refresh and try again. Stephen rated it really liked it Dec 03, So energetic and stylized.

We can notify you when this item is back in stock. One can only 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 Black Sunlight Dambudzo Marechera No preview available – usnlight Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Brown rated it really liked it Apr 30, Not easy to follow though Dec 30, Lula marked it as potential-to-read Shelves: By Dick Mafuba, “Sipambi” “Hatipambi, asi tinochiwana nesimba!


This small masterpiece, along with his Guardian-prize winning House of Hungeris one of the most powerful books ever marechdra 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 sambudzo.

This is the best book of African fiction I’ve read by far, and I plan on tracking down everything this man wrote.

There is something about this book that seems utterly broken yet unified. I am adding this book to the poetry shelf.

Known as the “enfant terrible of African literat “A black man who has suffered all the stupid brutalities of the white oppression in Rhodesia, his rage explodes, not in political rhetoric, but in a fusion of lyricism, wit, obscenity. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Something like a broken stain glass windows super glued together. At one point Christian meets his double and has a philosophical conversation about the nature of violenc A very strange little book, about a Black Sunlight, a terrorist organization or a group of freedom fighters, I’m not ever sure Next in complexity to discern is the structure of the “Portrait” section pages 14 to 26due 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.

The protagonist is photojournalist Chris, whose camera lens becomes the device through which the plot is cleverly unravelled. Mar 28, Mpumi Sithole rated it really liked it.

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This is not the case, however, and “Black Sunlight” deserves serious consideration as an original, modern masterpiece. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte. Also, I sensed it had been edited into near-submission by an Anglo who hated it as much as I did and wanted only to blandify it for the masses.


The principle of maximum disorder marcehera the sole function of order in a poem. Beyond Good and Evil Friedrich Nietzsche.

Jun 26, Suzanne Ondrus rated it it was amazing. It is thought to be less complete than “The House of Hunger” and often viewed as something of a failed experiment. One can then further observe that Marechera has adapted this marschera frame to the context of African literature by collapsing the two canonical forms of the African novel, with the opening dream episode of his “Finnegans” section being modeled upon the African novel of precolonial cultural nostalgia, and the rest of the text being modeled upon the African novel of postcolonial political disillusionment.

Incredible that such a powerful indictment should also be so funny.

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They constitute a “lost generation” that grew up in a country ruled by a white minority government and shattered by a guerrilla war. I don’t think I really care to know either.