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It read, to me, like any s would-be revolutionary with no prose-writing talent but a whole head full of diatribe and spleen. To be clear, for most of this slim but heavy volume I had no idea what was happening.

Black Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera

I daambudzo think I really care to know either. Jul 16, Leland Pitts-Gonzalez rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. Mutare museum Tour Agency. Such irreverent, avant-garde literature was criticised upon publication in Zimbabwe inand Black Sunlight was banned on charges of ‘Euromodernism’ and as a challenge to the concept of nation-building in the newly independent country.

And the most complex structural pattern to discern is the “Finnegans” section pages 1 to dambuxzodue to the fact that one has 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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Most of the people I was living with were people who rejected traditional sexual roles and accepted sexuality as a liberating force in itself. Something like a broken stain glass windows super glued together.


Description In an unspecified setting, the stream-of-consciousness narrative of this cult novel traces the fortunes of a group of anarchists in revolt against a military-fascist capitalist opposition. From inside the book. This feeling of awe at the genius of the sentence construction but perplexed and unsure whether or not it’s meaning is clear.

blafk Sep 16, Philisiwe Twijnstra rated it really liked it. Incredible that such a powerful indictment should also be so funny. Letters from a Stoic Seneca. 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, but in a fusion of lyricism, wit, obscenity.

The novel–taking something from Milton’s phrase, “darkness visible”–is a study of modern melancholy and the darker side of the human psyche. Amber Finstad rated it it was amazing Nov 09, I haven’t read Joyce before but from what I hear this feeling is quite similar.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. His writing is very introspective, with a keen interest in exploring the inner workings of his protagonists.

Return to Book Page. Poetry had to be a continuous succession of images. Black Sunlight Marechera’s mistrust of the establishment and high valuation of individual freedom made him resist absorption into London’s literary society. The principle of maximum disorder was the sole function of order in a poem.


Both brutal and beautiful at times. Phil rated it it was amazing Sep 28, A Source Book on his Life and Work. I am adding this book to the poetry shelf.

Black Sunlight

Baba Farai rated it it was amazing Oct 12, The writings of this precocious but short-lived literary talent from Zimbabwe have been described as “the work of a tortured genius. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of A bullet can be a heavy sexual image. Bond rated it it was amazing Oct 12, This is not the case, however, and “Black Sunlight” deserves serious consideration as an original, modern masterpiece.

Open Preview See a Problem? This small masterpiece, along with his Guardian-prize winning House of Hungeris one of the most powerful books ever penned by a 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.

A Man of the People. Sdoorbar rated it really liked it May 14, Pearson Education- Africa – pages.