Black Insider (German)
Black Insider. (German)
The Black Insider is the first volume of Dambudzo Marechera's works to appear since his death in 1987. The title piece, the major work in this collection , was written in London in 1978 and has not before been published. It has been Edited here by Marechera's biographer, Flora Veit-Wild, together with three short stories and two poems from the same period. Vent-Wild's Introduction provides vivid picture of the young Zimbabwean's life in Britain as a student and writer.
The Black Insider develops the preoccupations of his award-winning House of Hunger by exploring, in his devastatingly honest way, the predicaments of exile and the black identity, and examining the realities of living under threat of the bomb.
Above all the Black Insider gives a brilliant and profound insight Marechera's concept of the liberating force of literature, a literature which, in the words of the introduction , 'unhinges the world and churns up people's minds'.
Author Dambudzo Marechera
Publisher Horlemann, 1993
ISBN 3927905658, 9783927905658
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