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Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight


Alexander Fuller’s much-talked-about memoir records her childhood in war-torn Africa, with a focus on the difficult relationships between settlers and native Africans and her own, often troubled family life.

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Born in England in 1969, Alexandra Fuller moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with her family when she was two years old. After the civil war in Zimbabwe in 1981 the family moved to Malawi, then to Zambia.  Fuller followed up her acclaimed memoir Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight with a non-fiction account of her friendship with a white farmer and veteran of the Rhodesian war. Set in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, Scribbling The Cat has been described as a sharply observed account of life in southern Africa today and also a universal insight into the story of war and its heartbreak. Her latest book is set in the US where she now lives. A true story The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, is about a Wyoming kid who died in an oil-field accident.

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Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight on Google Books.