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Book Title: The Setting Sun and the Rolling World|
The author of the book: Charles Mungoshi
Edition: Beacon Press
Date of issue: July 20th 1997
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Reader ratings: 3.1
ISBN 13: 9780807083215
Format files: PDF
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Mungoshi's writing effectively communicates time and place. Concentrating on strained relations, cultural change due to modernity, and invisible forces, the storytelling is smooth and subtle. Alongside Shimmer Chinodya, he is perhaps the best writer to portray how life rolls in modern Zimbabwe. Favorite stories were "White Stones and Red Earth," "The Mountain," "The Brother," "The Victim," and "The Setting Sun and The Rolling World."
Note: This book combines two earlier short story collections---Coming of the Dry Season and Some Kind of Wounds.
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Read information about the author(b.1947) is a writer from Zimbabwe. His works include short stories and novels in both Shona and English. He also writes poetry, but views it as a "mere finger exercise." He has a wide range, including anti-colonial writings and children's books. While the colonial regime initially banned his work, he now writes about post-colonial oppression as well. The awards he won include the Noma Award in 1992 and the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region) twice in the years 1988 and 1998. Two of his novels, one in Shona and the other in English, both published in 1975 won the International PEN Awards. Is married to an actress Jesesi Mungoshi, who played in Neria (Zimbabwean Film) as Neria. Has an Honourary degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Mungoshi also took part in some of the local Zimbabwean drama series in the late 80's to early 90's, he played a role in a local drama "Ndabvezera" which was produced by Aaron Chiundura Moyo.
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