Dambudzo Marechera

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Birthday
4, 1952
Birthplace
Zimbabwe
Death Date
Aug 18, 1987 (35)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1952
Birthplace
Zimbabwe
Death Date
Aug 18, 1987 (35)

About

A Zimbabwean novelist and poet of the Twentieth Century, he is best known for Black Sunlight and The House of Hunger. Many of his poems were published posthumously in a collection entitled Cemetery of Mind.

Before Fame

He attended St. Augustine's Mission school and took issue with the institution's European-centric syllabus.

Trivia

He died in his thirties from an AIDS-related pulmonary disorder.

Family Life

He was the Zimbabwean-born son of a mortuary worker and a maid. He is rumored to have married a British woman.

Associated With

His writing style has been compared to that of James Joyce.

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