It seems he wrote his novel while living in a tent after he was kicked out of a prestigious university, based at Oxford. Dambudzo Marechera wrote The House of Hunger. It was published 40 years ago. The House of Hunger was built with open windows on the future. Hunger entered the country in the latter days of the autocratic rule of uncle Bob.
In this article Tinashe Mushakavanhu takes a closer look at this book and its writer.