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Title:Moving spirit: the legacy of Dambudzo Marechera in the 21st century
Editors:Cairnie, JulieISNI
Pucherová, DobrotaISNI
Series:African languages - African literatures
City of publisher:Berlin
ISBN:3643902158; 9783643902153
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
literary criticism
festschrifts (form)
About person:Dambudzo Marechera (1952-1987)ISNI
Abstract:This book and its audiovisual component emerge from 'the 'Dambudzo Marechera: a celebration' festival held in Oxford in May 2009, but it includes extra contributions. Conceived as an exploration of the relationships between Zimbabwean cult writer Marechera and other writers, artists and scholars, the volume is divided into three different modes of engagement with Marechera's life and work - creative, reflective and scholarly. Part 1, Inspired creativity, has contributions by Comrade Fatso, Jane Bryce, Robert Fraser, Flora Veit-Wild, Dobrota Pucherova, Chris Austin, heeten bhagat, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim and Ery Nzaramba. Part 2, Memory and reflection, includes contributions by Nhamo Mhiripiri, Norman Vance, James Currey, Flora Veit-Wild, Jennifer Armstrong, Memory Chirere, and Anna Leena Toivanen and Tinashe Mushakavanhu. The Scholarship section contains four texts: A post-modern at the margin: innovations in Dambudzo Marechera's texts (Carolyn Hart); 'House of fools': madness and the narration of the nation in 'The house of hunger' and 'Mapenzi' (Katja Kellerer); 'A melodrama of the voluptuous': Marechera's love poetry (Gerald Gaylard); and 'Fuzzy Goo's stories for children': literature for a 'new' Zimbabwe (Julie Cairnie). [ASC Leiden abstract]