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Want to Read saving…. I appreciate how labyrinthine this writing style can be; it is disorienting but, when done properly and well, the puzzle pieces connect in a mesmerising and maarechera way.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Enter your username or email address and we’ll send you sunlgiht instructions Username or Email: And the most complex structural pattern to discern is the “Finnegans” section pages 1 to 14due to the fact that one dambudxo to be conversant with the structuring texts of Joyce’s Wake, for instance Vico’s La Scienza Nouva, and Frazer’s The Golden Bough.

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Sep 08, Rob Lloyd rated it really liked it Shelves: Something like a broken stain glass windows super glued together. Thus Spoke Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche. One can only imagine what masterworks were lost to the world wunlight he died of aids, when his genius was in full flower, at the age of 35 in 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.


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, balck in a fusion of lyricism, wit, obscenity.

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Jul 26, Aberjhani rated it it was amazing Shelves: And, finally, one can then proceed to read Marechera’s novella The House of Hunger along these same lines.

This feeling of awe at the genius of the sentence construction but perplexed and unsure whether or not it’s meaning is clear. What keeps you awake at sunligght

Mutumwa Mawere Public Figure. The novel–taking something from Milton’s phrase, “darkness visible”–is a study of modern melancholy and the darker side of the human psyche.

Account Options Sign blxck. In Dambudzo Marechera’s second experimental novel, he parodies African nationalist and racial identifications as part of an argument that sunlighht of an ‘essential African identity’ were often invoked to authorise a number of totalitarian regimes across Africa. Godwin Sweto rated it really liked it Feb 19, All subdomain blog posts remain copyright their authors.

The protagonist is photojournalist Chris, whose camera lens becomes the device through which the plot is cleverly unravelled.

Black Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera

As the Zimbabwean liberation war was gaining momentum, writers such as Marechera, Charles Mungoshi and Stanley Nyamfukudza already express blwck in its nationalist cause and pessimism about the future. An essay on the radical violent nature of the imagination and ideology?


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I bought it expecting a novel, but actually got a highly philosophical poem with the opening chapters only resembling a novel. Common terms and phrases black sunlight Blanche Goodfather blind blood blow brain burst camera changelings Chris cigarette crunching cunt DAMBUDZO MARECHERA dark desert Devil’s End Devil’s Peak door drink drunk eating everything eyes face feel fingers fire flame lilies Franz’s brother fucking Gelignite glass glittering goalkeeper gritted hair hammer hand hard hashish hear heart heels human inside Katherine Kathy kicked killed knew kraken lethal lips living looked Marie Marie’s mean mind moods mouth never Nick Nicola night nodded once Patricia photograph pink rain rock round rucksack sadza screamed seemed shit shook my head shot shoulder shut side silence slammed smashed smiled Sordid Joe sound speck stared Stephen stood stop street sudden suddenly Susan Susan blow talk teeth thin things thought throat tiny tongue kissed took turned typewriter ukelele underneath violence vodka voice walked watched watercannon whisky whole window.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte. An attempt to undue the violence of language?