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Short stories, poems, blogs and more! Remember me Forgotten password? He does not romanticize the African past nor glorify the African personality. Stephen rated it really liked it Dec 03, Sep 08, Rob Lloyd rated it really liked it Shelves: Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte.

In regard to this, the easiest structural pattern to discern is the Homeric frame pages 27 to ; and 1 to 14due to the fact that these intertextual references constitute the prototypical mythical names of the characters in Black Sunlight, and so one can therefore relate the text’s plot to corresponding episodes in Homer’s The Odyssey.

I had no idea what I was in for when I picked up this novel. Sunlght book excerpts remain copyright their authors. Both brutal and beautiful at times. Other books in this series. Did you like this article? This book is bloody fantastic, with an edginess to the narrative that makes it raw, titillating and impossible to put down. Poetry had to be a continuous succession of images.

Men of the South by Zukiswa Wanner. The extremes of political chaos and spiritual urgency that characterized s Zimbabwe illuminate the pages of Black Sunlight with marecnera honesty and desperately clinging hope. I can definitively sunligth that it was all of these qualities, many more, and certainly far fewer. Jun 26, Suzanne Ondrus rated it it was amazing. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 14mm Share it Print this article Email this article.


Gossip, glitz and true grit: The latter part of this novel is straight up prose poetry. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy. 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.

Godwin Sweto rated it really liked it Feb 19, Beyond Good and Evil Friedrich Nietzsche. And so one has to be in a perpetual state of change, without holding on to any certainties. Trivia About Black Sunlight. Twelve Angry Men Reginald Rose.

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Sdoorbar rated it really liked it May 14, A vicious attack on language? Black Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera. Unfortunately, this style of writing is certainly not for everyone and can drastically limit the financial success of a book and, more significantly, can limit the message the author intends to convey.

They constitute a “lost generation” that grew up in a country ruled by a white minority government and shattered by a guerrilla war.

The book was said to set a new path in African dambduzo and Marechera was hailed as a witness and a prophet. This is not the case, however, and “Black Sunlight” deserves serious consideration as an original, modern masterpiece. What keeps you awake at night? Mar 28, Mpumi Sithole rated it really liked it.

sulnight Looking for beautiful books? And that synlight I put across very seriously as well as in a very frivolous vein. Famous for his unconventional life as much as for his work, Marechera has become something of a cult bh in certain circles in Zimbabwe, a country whose political developments have fulfilled his prescient political vision. The photographer does not take sides; he just takes the press photographs.

Brown rated it really liked it Apr 30, The Three Theban Plays Sophocles. Most of the people I was living with were people who rejected traditional sexual roles and accepted sexuality as a liberating force in itself. Please register or log in to comment. Jun 07, Benjamin rated it liked it Shelves: Here’s a writer whose words drop mental and violent on the page.


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One can then further observe that Marechera has adapted this tripartite frame to the context of African literature by collapsing the two canonical forms of the African novel, with the opening dream episode of his “Finnegans” section being modeled upon the African novel of precolonial cultural nostalgia, and the rest of the text being modeled upon the African novel of postcolonial political disillusionment.

If it achieves any goal at all, gy it is no longer anarchism. Sunlighy see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

From inside the book. Next in complexity to discern is the structure of the “Portrait” section pages 14 to 26due to the fact that Marechera only makes a passing reference to Icarus, and not to his son Daedulus that Joyce makes such extensive use of.


The narrator is named Christian, a photographer, who ‘s there to document the violence and to have sex with just about every member of the group, while his blind wife “watches”. You hear the words so vividly and feel all over again, the dambuczo of your own madness.