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    DescriptionIn 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. The protagonist is photojournalist Chris, whose camera lens becomes the device through which the plot is cleverly unravelled. 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 to authorise a number of totalitarian regimes across Africa. Such irreverent, avant-garde literature was criticised upon publication in Zimbabwe in 1980, and Black Sunlight was banned on charges of 'Euromodernism' and as a challenge to the concept of nation-building in the newly independent country.


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    Title
    Black Sunlight
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dambudzo Marechera
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 130
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143026204
    ISBN 10: 0143026208
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC051000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 3.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
    Publication date
    23 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Parklands
    Author Information
    Dambudzo Marechera (1952-1987), an award-winning Zimbabwean author and poet, has been dismissed by some as mad and applauded by others as a genius. Famous for his unconventional life as much as for his work, more than 20 years after his death Marechera's work continues to inspire academic studies, biographies, films and plays.
    Review quote
    "Marechera uses a pattern of violent and pornographic images to create an extended metaphor on living in pre-independence Zimbabwe."-Library Journal