Charles Mudede

Charles Mudede

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 directed Thin Skin, and 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.

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Film/TV Dec 19 3:11 PM

Those Who Love Kindred the Novel Will Certainly Hate Kindred the TV Series

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Theater & Performance Dec 16 1:45 PM

Holiday Show Review Revue

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Books Dec 5 11:20 AM

Mudede's Book Nook

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Economy Dec 1 11:03 AM

Seattle Is Back from the Brink of Dying?

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Sports Nov 25 5:40 PM

The Madness of Nationalism Celebrated at the World Cup

Just Something to Think About While You Watch Soccer This Weekend