Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Author: Alexandra Fuller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588360490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, Alexandra Fuller shares visceral memories of her childhood in Africa, and of her headstrong, unforgettable mother. “This is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over.”—Newsweek “By turns mischievous and openhearted, earthy and soaring . . . hair-raising, horrific, and thrilling.”—The New Yorker Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time. From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fuller—known to friends and family as Bobo—grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war, and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerilla factions. Her mother, in turn, flung herself at their African life and its rugged farm work with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything else. Though she loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. She nurtured her daughters in other ways: She taught them, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, to have strong wills and strong opinions, and to embrace life wholeheartedly, despite and because of difficult circumstances. And she instilled in Bobo, particularly, a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation. Alexandra Fuller writes poignantly about a girl becoming a woman and a writer against a backdrop of unrest, not just in her country but in her home. But Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is more than a survivor’s story. It is the story of one woman’s unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt. Praise for Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight “Riveting . . . [full of] humor and compassion.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “The incredible story of an incredible childhood.”—The Providence Journal

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Author: Alexandra Fuller

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781447275084

Category: English

Page: 320

View: 4762


With an introduction by Anne EnrightShortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, a story of civil war and a family's unbreakable bond.How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have to.As the daughter of white settlers in war-torn 1970s Rhodesia, Alexandra Fuller remembers a time when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. This is her story - of a civil war, of a quixotic battle with nature and loss, and of a family's unbreakable bond with the continent that came to define, scar and heal them.Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2002, Alexandra Fuller's classic memoir of an African childhood is suffused with laughter and warmth even amid disaster. Unsentimental and unflinching, but always enchanting, it is the story of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Author: Alexandra Fuller

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2315


With an introduction by author Anne Enright. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, a story of civil war and a family's unbreakable bond. How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have to. As the daughter of white settlers in war-torn 1970s Rhodesia, Alexandra Fuller remembers a time when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. This is her story – of a civil war, of a quixotic battle with nature and loss, and of a family's unbreakable bond with the continent that came to define, scar and heal them. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Alexandra Fuller's classic memoir of an African childhood is suffused with laughter and warmth even amid disaster. Unsentimental and unflinching, but always enchanting, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is the story of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.

Summary of Alexandra Fuller's Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 When I wake in the night, I call Vanessa because she isn’t armed. Van! Van, hey! I hiss across the room until she wakes up. Then Vanessa hands me the candle, and we pee sleepily into the flickering yellow light. #2 The loo can be unpredictable. It can either refuse to flush at all or just gurgle and splutter water. It can be scary, but you have to get used to it. #3 I can hear July setting tea on the veranda, and I can smell the first fresh singe of Dad’s morning cigarette. I balance Fred on my shoulder and come out for tea: strong with no sugar, a splash of milk, the way Mum likes it.

World Authors, 2000-2005

Author: Jennifer Curry

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 7344


Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance. Each profile also includes critical evaluation, a list of the author's principal works with date first published, a list of major critical works, and a portrait or photograph where available.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, Southern

Page: N.A

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Coming of Age Around the World

Author: Faith Adielé,Mary Frosch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 324

View: 8907


A volume of twenty-four short works by top international authors documents the modern world's struggle for identity among young people throughout the world, in a collection that reflects the experience of coming of age as a globally shared concept. Original.