House of Hunger- Dambudzo Marechera

 

A film adaptation of the book as a drama-documentary, with which Marechera was initially involved, and for which he returned to Zimbabwe in 1982 ostensibly for five weeks, soon ran into trouble when the author fell out with the producer. Marechera withdrew from the film, and he never again left the country, dying there five years later.

Marechera is plagued by his own talent and struggles; to him home meant nothing to him and yet he was unable to find peace in writing and expressing himself artistically.  This film is a must see for the younger generation. The film hints at the mental health issues suffered and not spoken off.

 

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