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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller - Paperback - March 2003 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000003391)

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

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

by Alexandra Fuller

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0375758992
ISBN 13
9780375758997
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New York: Random House, March 2003. Trade Paperback. Fine. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 315 pages including reader's guide.

Visceral memories of an unruly childhood in an often inhospitable place. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, the author 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.

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Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Rhodesia. After that country’s civil war in 1981, the Fullers moved first to Malawi, then to Zambia. Fuller received a B.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming, where she still lives. She has two children. From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000003391
Title
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Author
Alexandra Fuller
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0375758992
ISBN 13
9780375758997
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
March 2003
Keywords
autobiography, biography, memoir, literary, history, humor, Chimurenga War, childhood, children, kids, youth, girls, Rhodesia, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Africa
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; History; Biographies; Humor, Comedy, Satire, Funny stuff;
Size
8vo

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