House of Hunger

House of Hunger

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'I don't hate being black. I'm just tired of saying it's beautiful.'Irreverent and uncompromising, Dambudzo Marechera rejected what he saw as the narrow stereotypes of African literature, and was a fearless critic of his country. He created an immediate impact with THE HOUSE OF HUNGER. In this semi-autobiographical work, the narrator expresses his desperate alienation - from his brutal family, from his student friends, from the squalor of township life and from Zimbabwe itself. This novella, and the other short stories here, portray a world of madness and chaos in an explosive style that flashes with both violence and humour.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 10mm | 133g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141187158
  • 9780141187150

About Dambudzo Marechera

Dambudzo Marachera was born in 1955 in Rhodesia and died tragically young, in 1987, a victim of the AIDS virus. His other work includes BLACK SUNLIGHT, MINDBLAST and THE BLACK INSIDER.
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