oa Alternation - The Political Dimension of Dambudzo Marechera's Black Sunlight

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



The reception of Dambudzo Marechera's Black Sunlight was mixed. I In this essay I want to focus on the political dimension of the novel, particularly since some of the criticisms of Black Sunlight faulted the novel for what the critics considered variously as its idiosyncrasy, its lack of any discernible theme and relevance to African issues and its lack of the forms of African conceptions of the world. These views about Black Sunlight seem to me too limited and extrinsic to the novel itself.

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