Charles Mudede

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Charles Mudede—who writes about film, books, music, and his life in Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, the USA, and the UK for The Stranger—was born near a steel plant in Kwe Kwe, Zimbabwe. He has no memory of this birth, but he does remember noticing himself in the mirror for this first time—it happened on May 3, 1972. Mudede is also a filmmaker: Two of his films, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and Zoo was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, C Theory, and academic journals. He also wrote the liner notes for Best of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien: Elektra Years. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.


Recent Articles by Charles Mudede

The Best Versions of the Music from Porgy and Bess

Empire and Canadian Beavers

Why the Concept of God Might Be a Useful Error

Ignore the Huge Horse Cock in Sorry to Bother You

If Bok A Bok Had Beer, It Would Be Perfect

The Brilliance of Netflix's Extinction

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