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Known as the “enfant terrible of African literature” and “Africa’s response to Joyce”, Dambudzo Marechera has been dismissed by some as mad sunlivht applauded by others as a genius.

Review quote “Marechera uses a pattern of violent and pornographic images to create an extended metaphor on living in pre-independence Zimbabwe. An element of sujlight reveals, on closer examination, an attempt to hide the sensitivity of his characters, whose behavior can be seen as a defense mechanism against the chaos, senselessness, and brutality of life.

So energetic and stylized. Dec 30, Lula marked it as potential-to-read Shelves: 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.

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 mrechera 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 sunlivht street sudden suddenly Susan Susan blow talk teeth thin things thought throat tiny tongue kissed took turned typewriter ukelele underneath violence vodka dambudzi walked watched watercannon whisky whole window.

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You hear the words so vividly and feel all over again, the ringing of blackk own madness. Jul 26, Aberjhani rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stephen rated it really liked it Dec 03, The latter part of this novel is straight up prose poetry. He does not romanticize the African past nor glorify the African personality.

Most of the people I was living with were people who rejected traditional sexual roles and accepted sexuality as a liberating force in itself. The Three Theban Plays Usnlight. By Dick Mafuba, “Sipambi” “Hatipambi, asi tinochiwana nesimba!

Tarisai Jaraga rated it did not like it Apr 30, It read, to me, like any s would-be revolutionary with no prose-writing talent but a whole head full of diatribe and spleen. Return to Book Page.

Black Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera

Jun 07, Benjamin rated it liked it Shelves: Genius in Full Flower Dambudzo Marechera could transform everyday language into a tortured scream for sanity or mold it into a seductive poetry of passionate need and joyful determination. Mutumwa Mawere Public Figure. Sometimes, though, it veers into reference-strewn stream-of-consciousness which I found forgivable sunlighy tiring. An essay on the radical violent nature of the imagination and ideology? A photojournalist whose name may or may not be Christian becomes connected to a violent rebel organisation that may or may not be called Black Sunlight, in a country that may or may not be Zimbabwe.


Black Sunlight

Refresh and try again. Need rated it liked it Mar 20, In Dambudzo Marechera’s second experimental novel, he parodies African nationalist and racial identifications as part of an argument that notions of an ‘essential African identity’ were often invoked mwrechera authorise a number of totalitarian regimes across Africa.

The protagonist is photojournalist Chris, whose camera lens becomes the device hlack which the plot is cleverly unravelled. There were no masterpieces without aggression. Baba Farai rated it it was amazing Oct 12, This book is bloody fantastic, with an edginess to the narrative that makes it raw, titillating and impossible to put down.

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Yet, while his work does not seem preoccupied with inequities in African society, it does display a deep disillusionment and cynicism. Tinashe rated it really liked it Aug 15, Godwin Sweto rated it really liked it Feb 19, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. An attempt to undue Jesus. Preview — Black Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera.

Sep 08, Rob Lloyd rated it really liked it Shelves: As you know, I provide no answers, except only a rigorous re-evaluation, especially of western intellectual thought.