Sketches of High Density Life

Wonder Guchu


The book is out of print.


People and place are glimpsed and only become whole in their collective bewildering monotone. Wonder Guchu achieves a certain description of city people that does not render them visitors or passers-by. These people here trap and are trapped by the city. The brutalities do not make them less human. They still love, listen to music and laugh and one identifies with their fears and desires.


And for some of us who are Guchu’s contemporaries, Sketches of High Density Life is the mouth of a creative river, stretching from here and branching towards a broad green valley whose grasses need to be watered constantly. - Memory Chirere, KwaChirere


Wonder Guchu is a journalist and writer. He currently lives and works in Namibia.