House of Hunger

House of Hunger

3.94 (425 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author)  , Introduction by 

List price: US$11.22

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

'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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 10mm | 133g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • 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.
show more

Rating details

425 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 36% (153)
4 33% (142)
3 22% (93)
2 6% (27)
1 2% (10)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X