Dambudzo Marechera

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    German professor concerned over accusations that she has “made money” out of Marechera

    INThey Called You Dambudzo: A Memoir (Jacana, 2020), Flora Veit-Wild opens a gloomy window onto her private life, her relationship with Dambudzo Marechera and Marechera’s own life as seen by the author. According to Veit-Wild, the memoir is motivated by a question that an audience member asked her during a symposium in honour of Marechera: “So what was your real relationship to him?”  However, as…

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    Zimbabwean author, aged 64, survives by begging on U.K. streets| VIDEO

    By Mutsa Makuvaza ZIMBABWEAN national Michael Donaldson Mhike is surviving by begging on the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, in scenes reminiscent of legendary the late Dambudzo Marechera who, hustled for survival on London streets while churning out bestsellers. The 64-year-old is an author and has books on Amazon, according to what he told some people on the street who recorded…

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    Dambudzo Marechera: ‘I got my things and left’

    I got my things and left. This, the opening line to Dambudzo Marechera’s The House of Hunger, apart from being the coolest opening line in African fiction, is a fair summary of the writer’s life. He was always getting his things and leaving; not that he had many things to get—in his last years, homeless and reduced to sleeping on park benches…

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