Reincarnating Marechera: Notes on a Speculative Archive (Paperback)

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Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. Dambudzo Marechera's death on August 18, 1987 is an event that remains unremarked. In REINCARNATING MARECHERA: NOTES ON A SPECULATIVE ARCHIVE, Mushakavanhu interprets this event as a moment of radical praxis in the Zimbabwean imaginary, mining three overlapping archives--Marechera's own writings, his historical and theoretical legacy, and an imaginative archive that responds creatively to gaps in the first two. Here, Mushakavanhu also explores the affective relationship between a critic and his object of study, grappling with the transit between the historical archive and the critical present. In doing so, through text and visuals, the book is a revelation of countless ruptures and of the inexhaustibility of documenting a mercurial subject like Marechera.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781946433602
ISBN-10: 1946433608
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse
Publication Date: July 15th, 2020
Pages: 64
Language: English