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The House of Hunger: A Novella and Short Stories

Marechera, Dambudzo

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ISBN 10: 0394508327 / ISBN 13: 9780394508320
Published by U.S.A.: Pantheon Books, 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The House of Hunger: A Novella and Short ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Pantheon Books

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

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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About the Author:

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.

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