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This is a stunning collection of Marechera's last writings, evoking city life with its many disparate facets - from the glittering fashion shops in First Street Mall to the tramps in the alleys, and in Marechera's only known piece in Shona, "The Servants' Ball." What at first sight seems peaceful and harmless, is suddenly disrupted by flashes of madness for, in Marechera's ...more
Unknown Binding, 250 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Africa World Press
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Marechera was the best African writer a young aspiring, intelligencia of his time with vision.This book really say the truth about the situation in zimbabwe without leaving any stone unattended we like more analitic writers like Marechera in our African society. Sometimes i cry we when i read his literature coz i will be imaging if he still survive up to this days maybe the African continent will change coz his writtings had more power socially, politically and economically. Rest in peace Dambud ...more
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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."

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