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Celebrating the Zimbabwean Writer Who Was ‘Against Everything’ | Global Voices

Dambudzo Marechera‘s Facebook page celebrates the life and times of one of the most eccentric figures in African literature. Marechera was a Zimbabwean writer and poet who died at the age of 35 in 1987 after leading a life that he described as “an attempt to make myself a skeleton in my own cupboard.”

Marechera, whose form of writing has been described by his official biographer as “literary shock treatment,” attended St. Augustine’s Secondary School in Zimbabwe, the University of Zimbabwe, and New College, in Oxford. He was expelled from all three.

Source: Celebrating the Zimbabwean Writer Who Was ‘Against Everything’ · Global Voices

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