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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Alexandra Fuller

A classic is born in this tender, intensely moving and even delightful journey through a white African girl's childhood. Born in England and now living in Wyoming, Fuller was conceived and bred on African soil during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), … see full wiki

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Author: Alexandra Fuller
Genre: History
Publisher: Random House
2 reviews about Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African...
review by . May 06, 2013
A compelling memoir that paints a picture of an unconventional yet thrilling childhood.
If anyone has ever read Isak Dinesen's famed memoir, Out of Africa and enjoyed it, they will surely like Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood. The story line of both memoirs have many parallel components, perhaps with the sole exception being the writing style. Alexandra Fuller's memoir is written in an almost rough, edgy and choppy manner with a halting abruptness to it. Even so, it does not diminish the quality of the work; rather, it enhances the depictions …
review by . May 20, 2002
If there's one thing Alexandra Fuller can do, it's write. This unsentimental memoir of a white African childhood on various hardscrabble farms from 1972 to 1990, amidst periods of "unrest," including Rhodesia's long struggle against white rule, captivates as it horrifies. With humor and unflinching honesty, Fuller immerses the reader in the welter of smells, searing heat, torrential rains and myriad dangers from man, animal and plantlife.Her opening:  "Mum says, 'Don't come creeping into …
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