Book: The House of Hunger


Posted on June 27, 2011 05:37

Dambudzo Marechera African Writers Series, Pearson??Pearson’s revival of the African Writers Series will help to reacquaint a younger generation with some of the classics of post-independence fiction.

Its two latest releases, The House of Hunger by Zimbabwean Dambudzo Marechera and The Lovers, a collection of short fiction by South African Bessie Head, were originally published in the 1970s.

For Marechera, who was born in the Rhodesian township of Vengere and whose family was impoverished by the early death of his father, The House of Hunger is a condition that he carries with him wherever he goes.

Part autobiography, this book’s skewed vision made it a sensation when it appeared.

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