Black Sunlight By Dambudzo Marechera As a reader, I find stream-of- consciousness writing fascinating; it can either be incredibly difficult to. in Zimbabwean literature that Marechera authorises in Black Sunlight stems from Hierdie artikel ondersoek Dambudzo Marechera se Black Sunlight () in. Black Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The novel–taking something from Milton’s phrase, “darkness visible”–is a study of modern melancholy and the darker side of the human psyche.

Need rated it liked it Mar 20, Return to Book Page. Enter your username or email address and we’ll send you reset instructions Username or Email: Poetry had to be a continuous succession of images.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I had no idea what I was in for when I picked up this novel. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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His writing is very introspective, with a keen interest in exploring the inner workings of his protagonists. Known as the “enfant terrible of African literature” and “Africa’s response to Joyce”, Dambudzo Marechera has been dismissed by some as mad and applauded by others as a genius.

This feeling of awe at the genius of the sentence construction but perplexed and unsure whether or not it’s meaning is clear. It is easy to prove this by simply relating the 7 intertexual references to Greek mythology on pages 7, 79, 86, 89, 98,and to the text’s structure. I am adding this book to the poetry shelf.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Honestly, not an easy book if you in hurry And, finally, one can then proceed to read Marechera’s novella The House of Hunger along these same lines. Black Sunlight is too much at once.

Black Sunlight

Marechera belongs to the so-called second generation of Zimbabwean writers who published their major works in the s and s. Nov 25, Elie rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the best book of African fiction I’ve read by far, and I plan on tracking down everything this man wrote. 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.

More than twenty years after his death, his work continues to inspire academic studies, biographies, films, and plays. By comparison, Black Sunlight had very few of these qualities and was a struggle to read.

Black Sunlight is a book for lovers of serious accomplished literature, and although Marechera’s style has drawn comparison to such authors as Wole SoyinkaJames Joyceand Samuel Becketthis genius is really singular and deserves to be recognized as such. Everything political becomes personal, everything personal becomes political, but the four are in a state of continuous tension, and therefore almost everything one says or does reeks actually of sex.


Jul 16, Leland Pitts-Gonzalez rated it it was amazing. Baba Farai rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Eichmann in Jerusalem Hannah Arendt.

Absolute zero prose innovation here, just another angry polemic. And the most complex structural pattern to discern is the “Finnegans” section pages 1 to 14due to the fact that one has to be conversant with the structuring blwck of Joyce’s Wake, for instance Vico’s La Scienza Nouva, and Frazer’s The Golden Bough. Open Preview See a Problem? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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It is thought to be less complete than “The House of Hunger” and often viewed as something of a failed experiment. Account Options Sign in.

Brown rated it really liked it Apr 30, I know good stream of consciousness when I read it, most notably certain sections of House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski, which was terrifying, hypnotising, and fantastic.

Jun 07, Benjamin rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 26, Aberjhani rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please register or log in to comment.

Here’s a writer whose words drop mental and violent on the page. He does not romanticize the African past nor glorify the African personality.