Moving Spirit

The Legacy of Dambudzo Marechera in the 21st Century

Dobrota Pucherová & Julie Cairnie


The book comes with a DVD.


The book demonstrates the growing influence of Marechera among writers, artists, and scholars worldwide. It invites the reassessment of his oeuvre and of categories of literary theory such as modernism, postmodernism, and postcolonialism. Including a DVD with audio-visual creative contributions and rare archival material, this volume will be of interest to scholars and students of African, postcolonial, and postmodernist literature and culture, as well as audio-visual artists, writers, and biographers.


The multimedia format of the book is a big attraction, as it digitizes and takes the legacy of Marechera into the 21st Century—it contains many hours of additional material, much work that makes the book seem like it is the extra material. - Emmanuel Sigauke, Munyori


Dobrota Pucherova is a researcher at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of World Literature, where she specializes in Migrant and Diasporic Literature, and Postcolonial studies.

Julie Cairnie is Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature at the University of Guelph in Canada. She has published and presented widely on Southern African literature.