This explosive, award-winning novella of growing up in colonial Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), told in exquisite, imaginative prose, touches the reader's nerve through the author's harrowing portrait of lives disrupted by white settlers, a young disillusioned black man, and individual suffering in the 1960s and 1970s. Marechera's raw, piercing writings secured his place in African literature as a stylistic innovator and rebel commentator of the ghetto condition.
While The House of Hunger is the centerpiece of this collection, readers are also treated to a series of short sketches in which Marechera, with angry humor, further navigates themes of survival, madness, violence, and despair.
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Dambudzo Marachera was born in 1955 in Rhodesia and died tragically young, in 1987, a victim of the AIDS virus. His other work includes Black Sunlight, Mindblast and The Black Insider.Review:
"... the unforgettable, virtuoso accomplishment of African writing ... a refreshing outburst from a mighty imagination ..." --Stephen Gray
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141187158