Winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize, 1979 and first published in 1978, "The House of Hunger" is a selection of interconnected short stories that tell of Zimbabwe in chaos. In a style somewhat reminiscent of Joyce's "Dubliners", the stories deal with psychological and social alienation. Dambudzo Marechera's work is not material typically associated with "African" literature. His stories are psychologically, rather than politically, motivated as his depictions of living in exile and outsiderhood show.
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"Marechera has in him the stuff and substance that go to make a great writer."-Doris LessingAbout the Author:
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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