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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 Jul 26, Aberjhani rated it it was amazing Shelves: The writings of this precocious but short-lived literary talent from Zimbabwe have been shnlight as “the work of a tortured genius. All book excerpts remain copyright their authors. I had no idea what I was in for when I picked up this novel.

Black Sunlight is a book for lovers of serious accomplished literature, and although Marechera’s style has drawn comparison to such balck as Wole SoyinkaJames Joyceand Samuel Becketthis genius is really singular and deserves to be recognized as such.

Hello, I have came across this hack, thought to share with [ 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. This stream-of-consciousness account of the schizophrenia and brutality of the colonized condition went on to win the prestigious Guardian First Book Award inwith Marechera being immediately recognized as an avant-garde minstrel whose search for new ways to communicate placed him in the tradition of modernists such as Joyce, Beckett and Soyinka.


Did you like this article? Absolute zero prose innovation here, just another angry polemic. As the Zimbabwean liberation war was gaining momentum, writers such as Marechera, Charles Mungoshi and Stanley Nyamfukudza already express disillusionment in its nationalist cause and pessimism about the future. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and blac.

Black Sunlight

At the same time a very heavy element in Black Sunlight is this idea about sexuality. Famous for his unconventional life as much as for his work, more than 20 years after his death Marechera’s marechers continues sunlighr inspire academic studies, biographies, films and plays.

Black Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera. I know good stream of consciousness when I read it, most notably certain sections of House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski, which was terrifying, hypnotising, and fantastic. Do I know what I just read? Please register or log in to comment.

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Trivia About Black Sunlight. The book was said to set a new path in African writing and Marechera was hailed as a witness and a prophet.


Bond rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Gossip, glitz and true grit: Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte. A photojournalist whose name may or may not be Christian becomes connected to a violent rebel organisation that may or may not be blxck Black Sunlight, in a country that may or may not be Zimbabwe. A Source Book on his Life and Work.

To ask other readers questions about Black Sunlightplease sign up. Mutumwa Mawere Public Figure. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Here’s a writer whose words drop mental and violent on the page.

Marechera’s first published work, “The House of Hunger”received the Guardian Prize for Fiction, while his posthumously published collection of writings, “The Black Insider and Other Fragments,” was selected for honorable mention by the Noma Award Committee. This small masterpiece, along with his Marecher winning House of Hungeris one of the most powerful books ever penned by a Zimbabwean writer and gives testimony to why so many readers dambduzo are “discovering” marcher’s prose and poetry during this 21st-century resurgence of interest in his work.

So energetic and stylized.