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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

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

by Alexandra Fuller

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2002-03-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1588360490
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

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

by Alexandra Fuller

  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 2015-01-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781447275084
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Picador Classic

by Alexandra Fuller

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2014-12-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1447275098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Gift of Memoir

The Gift of Memoir
Show Up, Open Up, Write

by Diane Taylor

  • Publisher : BPS Books
  • Release : 2015-01-06
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1772360074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gift of Memoir is Diane Taylor's gift to writers of every kind, but especially those with a personal or family story to tell. In words that are themselves a stellar example of literary craftsmanship, Taylor shows writers how to show up, open up, and write. Her short chapters, full of practical advice and inspiring examples, cover such topics as: The all-importance of reading to writing Establishing a writing ritual Why write memoir? The importance of joining a writing community Telling the truth when you aren't sure Journaling as a kind of personal writing workshop Four strategies to retrieve memories How to use anecdotes and establish themes How to write through the five senses How to choose a form that fits your writing The revision process

Travel Light, Move Fast

Travel Light, Move Fast
A Book

by Alexandra Fuller

  • Publisher : Serpent's Tail
  • Release : 2019-09-12
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 178283625X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When her father becomes gravely ill on holiday in Budapest, Alexandra Fuller rushes to join her mother at his bedside, where they see out his last days together and then carry his ashes back to their farm in Zambia. A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father's death. She contends with his overwhelming absence, and her memories of a childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. She then faces seemingly irreparable family fallout, new love found and lost, and, eventually, further unimaginable bereavement. Bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, here is a story of joy, resilience and vitality, from a writer at the very height of her powers.

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations
A Book

by Elizabeth Knowles

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2007-08-23
  • Pages : 2401
  • ISBN : 0191578673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new collection offers a vivid picture of the world in the 21st century, against a backdrop of the landmark events leading up to it. From Catherine Tate and the Simpsons to Mother Teresa and Winston Churchill, Modern Quotations charts the ebbs and flows of popular culture as well as marking the key voices and watersheds for our time. An authoritative look-up reference, and an enjoyable source for browsing: the perfect gift. New quotations include: 'You tried your best, and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.' [Homer Simpson] Matt Groening 'I ain't a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.' Woody Guthrie 'I don't eat anything with a face.' Linda McCartney 'Never stop because you are afraid — you are never so likely to be wrong.' Fridtjof Nansen 'I watch where the cosmetics industry is going and then walk in the opposite direction.' Anita Roddick 'I wish I had invented blue jeans.' Yves Saint Laurent 'Fame vaporizes, money goes with the wind, and all that's left is character.' O. J. Simpson

Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook After Fifty

Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook After Fifty
A Book

by A. Ridout,R. Rubenstein,S. Singer

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-05-20
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 1137477423
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Published in 1962, Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook merits fresh theoretical, geopolitical, autobiographical, and aesthetic approaches. Prompted by the novel's golden anniversary, the twelve essays collected in this volume provide fresh analyses along with appreciative memoirs for 21st century readers of this well-known masterpiece.

Stewart's Quotable African Women

Stewart's Quotable African Women
A Book

by Julia Stewart

  • Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Release : 2012-10-02
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 0143027115
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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African women have not only been witnesses to their times; they have also been actors and key players, and their role in the affairs of the continent continues to grow. The women whose voices are heard in Quotable African Women come from all walks of life, their thoughts and words cover many subjects and represent varying opinions. But one thing is clear: the voice of African women is growing stronger and louder. This collection of quotations offers new perspectives and gives us a unique insight into the continent of the future.

Versions of Zimbabwe. New Approaches to Literature and Culture

Versions of Zimbabwe. New Approaches to Literature and Culture
A Book

by Robert Muponde,Ranka Primorac

  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release : 2005-06-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1779223897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At a turbulent historical moment, Versions of Zimbabwe: New Approaches to Literature and Culture considers the relationships between Zimbabwe’s creative literature, history and politics. It presumes that literature and culture cannot be understood separately from larger social trends; and that besides being legitimate subjects of study in themselves, through foregrounding literary and cultural issues, insights into the present crisis inflicting the country can be achieved. The book is the result of a collaboration of scholars from southern Africa and overseas, whose work emphasises hitherto overshadowed subjects of literature, exposing new and untried approaches to Zimbabwean writing. The contributors focus on pluralities, inclusiveness and the breaking of boundaries, and elucidate how literary texts are betraying multiple versions and opinions of Zimbabwe, arguing that only a multiplicity of opinions on Zimbabwe can do the complexity of the society and history justice. Individual chapters consider the works of celebrated Zimbabwean authors such as Dambudzo Marechera, Alexandra Fuller and the late Yvonne Vera, alongside several Zimbabwean writers less well- known outside the country. Works of literature in the three major literary languages of Zimbabwe – Shona, Ndebele and English – are examined, alongside autobiography, history and memoir, questions of race in literature and racial identities of Zimbabwean writers, and the oft-neglected, arguably underrated Zimbabwean poetry. The contributors include Annie Gagiano, Caroline Rooney, Tommy Matshakayile-Ndlovu and Terence Ranger.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
Farmers' Voices from Zimbabwe

by Rory Pilossof

  • Publisher : Weaver Press
  • Release : 2012-04-24
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1779222599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the countrys white farmers have received considerable attention from academics and journalists, the fact that they have always played a dynamic role in cataloguing and representing their own affairs has gone unremarked. It is this crucial dimension that Rory Pilossof explores in The Unbearable Whiteness of Being. His examination of farmers voices in The Farmer magazine, in memoirs, and in recent interviews reveals continuities as well as breaks in their relationships with land, belonging and race. His focus on the Liberation War, Operation Gukurahundi and the post-2000 land invasions frames a nuanced understanding of how white farmers engaged with the land and its peoples, and the political changes of the past 40 years. The Unbearable Whiteness of Being helps to explain why many of the events in the countryside unfolded in the ways they did.

An African Childhood: Representing the Self in Alexandra Fuller's Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Lauren Liebenberg's the Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam, and Dominique Botha's False River

An African Childhood: Representing the Self in Alexandra Fuller's Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Lauren Liebenberg's the Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam, and Dominique Botha's False River
A Book

by Carla Eloise Chait

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing Away

Writing Away
A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler

by Lavinia Spalding

  • Publisher : Travelers' Tales
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1932361677
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the benefits of keeping a journal while traveling to maintain creativity through a series of writing experiments designed to break writer's block, inspire new ideas, develop a routine, and maintain discipline.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List
The Essential Passport to Worlds Past, Present, and Future

by John Charles,Shelley Mosley

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007-07-03
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1440625603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Great reads for busy people." This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non-fiction. Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, womenas fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and more. Plus, each entry includes a summary of the book, its significance, and a critique/observation/comment.

Scribbling the Cat

Scribbling the Cat
Travels with an African Soldier

by Alexandra Fuller

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-04-26
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1101118806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger." Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him; he told Bo: "Curiosity scribbled the cat." Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war. With the same fiercely beautiful prose that won her acclaim for Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller here recounts her friendship with K. K is, seemingly, a man of contradictions: tattooed, battle scarred, and weathered by farm work, he is a lion of a man, feral and bulletproof. Yet he is also a born-again Christian, given to weeping when he recollects his failed romantic life, and more than anything else welling up inside with memories of battle. For his war, like all wars, was a brutal one, marked by racial strife, jungle battles, unimaginable tortures, and the murdering of innocent civilians—and K, like all the veterans of the war, has blood on his hands. Driven by K's memories, Fuller and K decide to enter the heart of darkness in the most literal way—by traveling from Zambia through Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and Mozambique to visit the scenes of the war and to meet other veterans. It is a strange journey into the past, one marked at once by somber reflections and odd humor and featuring characters such as Mapenga, a fellow veteran who lives with his pet lion on a little island in the middle of a lake and is known to cope with his personal demons by refusing to speak for days on end. What results from Fuller's journey is a remarkably unbiased and unsentimental glimpse of men who have killed, mutilated, tortured, and scrambled to survive during wartime and who now must attempt to live with their past and live past their sins. In these men, too, we get a glimpse of life in Africa, a land that besets its creatures with pests, plagues, and natural disasters, making the people there at once more hardened and more vulnerable than elsewhere. Scribbling the Cat is an engrossing and haunting look at war, Africa, and the lines of sanity.

100 of the Most Shocking Reviews Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

100 of the Most Shocking Reviews Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
An African Childhood

by Benjamin Kimber

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-03
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9785458990103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Life Stories

Life Stories
A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

by Maureen O'Connor

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 723
  • ISBN : 1591585279
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come
A Book

by Alexandra Fuller

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-02-12
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1473521033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Born in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing – both coloured with tragedy and joy – against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars. Following her marriage to American Charlie Ross, she leaves Africa for Wyoming in the United States. This sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight vividly captures the highs, lows and ultimate dissolution of Fuller’s twenty-year marriage and her unbreakable tie to her African past as she searches for explanations for the present and answers for the future. Interlaced with stories from her childhood in Africa, Fuller paints a brilliant picture of an expatriate’s love for her homeland, a daughter’s acceptance of her father and the moving journey of her marriage and divorce. Poignant, candid and wistfully humorous, Leaving Before the Rains Come will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen out of love – with a person, idea or a place – and into self-acceptance and the belief that only we can save ourselves. ‘Remarkable, beautifully written and fantastically entertaining... a compulsive read’ Observer

Detroit

Detroit
An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-02-07
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 110160588X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An explosive exposé of America’s lost prosperity by Pulitzer Prize­–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff “One cannot read Mr. LeDuff's amalgam of memoir and reportage and not be shaken by the cold eye he casts on hard truths . . . A little gonzo, a little gumshoe, some gawker, some good-Samaritan—it is hard to ignore reporting like Mr. LeDuff's.” —The Wall Street Journal “Pultizer-Prize-winning journalist LeDuff . . . writes with honesty and compassion about a city that’s destroying itself–and breaking his heart.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness.” —Kirkus Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family’s troubled past. Having led us on the way up, Detroit now seems to be leading us on the way down. Once the richest city in America, Detroit is now the nation’s poorest. Once the vanguard of America’s machine age—mass-production, blue-collar jobs, and automobiles—Detroit is now America’s capital for unemployment, illiteracy, dropouts, and foreclosures. With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark, and the righteous indignation only a native son possesses, LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city. He beats on the doors of union bosses and homeless squatters, powerful businessmen and struggling homeowners and the ordinary people holding the city together by sheer determination. Detroit: An American Autopsy is an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer.

Play Among Books

Play Among Books
A Symposium on Architecture and Information Spelt in Atom-Letters

by Miro Roman,Alice _ch3n81

  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release : 2021-12-06
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 3035624054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
A Book

by Oxford University Press,TME.

  • Publisher : Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 1136
  • ISBN : 9780198601739
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k