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UZ Students' Commemoration 1988 

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Flora Veit-Wild


Legacy, Marechera cult,


01 September 2016


On 18 August 1988 University of Zimbabwe students staged a commemoration of DM's death anniversary at Cecil Square, Harare (later: Unity Square); with speeches, poems, banners and a pamphlet/brochure. The tone was of very angry protest against the govt. At the time the first big corruption scandal ("Willowgate") was taking place. Largely from a Marxist perspective they celebrated Marechera as voice of the povo, speaking for the peasants and the proletariat. See photo Ressource ID 352 and File Dambudzo Marechera 16 of Dambudzo Marechera Archive at Humboldt University Library: http://primo.kobv.de/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?tabs=detailsTab&ct=display&fn=search&doc=hub_aleph004086652&indx=8&recIds=hub_aleph004086652&recIdxs=7&elementId=7&renderMode=poppedOut&displayMode=full&frbrVersion=&frbg=&&dscnt=0&vid=hub_ub&mode=Basic&srt=rank&tab=default_tab&dum=true&vl(freeText0)=Dambudzo%20Marechera%20archive&dstmp=1472714190607

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