Dambudzo Marechera





Dambudzo Marechera


Born
in Rusape, Zimbabwe
June 04, 1952

Died
August 18, 1987

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

Doris Lessing in praise of The House of Hunger

Harare, 1986
At home in Harare, 1986.
Ernst Schade.

Known as the "enfant terrible of African literature" and "Africa's response to Joyce", Dambudzo Marechera (1952-1987) has been dismissed by some as mad and applauded by others as a genius. More than twenty years after his death, his work continues to inspire academic studies, biographies, films, and plays. Famous for his unconventional life as much as for his work, Marechera has become something
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Average rating: 4.05 · 542 ratings · 48 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
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More books by Dambudzo Marechera…
“When all else fails, don't take it in silence: scream like hell, scream like Jericho was tumbling down, serenaded by a brace of trombones, scream”
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“Satiated with the great purposelessness of it, we gently belched nerve gases into the next generation”
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“If you are a writer for a specific nation or a specific race, then fuck you.”
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