The House of Hunger

The House of Hunger

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/04/2022
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Synopsis

'One of African literature's most fascinating and unorthodox figures' Brian Chikwava 'When all else fails, don't take it in silence: scream like hell, scream like Jericho was tumbling down, serenaded by a brace of trombones, scream' Dambudzo Marechera burst onto the literary scene in 1978 with this vivid roar of a book exploring township life in pre-independence Zimbabwe. Rejecting what he saw as the narrow stereotypes of African literature, Marechera's stories portrayed a world flashing with violence and anarchic humour, as his narrator expresses his desperate alienation - from his family, from his student friends, from Zimbabwe itself. 'A writer who considered fiction a "form of combat", complex, challenging - and uniquely potent' Guardian 'Like overhearing a scream' Doris Lessing 'A terrible beauty is born out of the urgency of his vision' Angela Carter

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241544259
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 134g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm

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