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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood In Don T Let S Go To The Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller Remembers Her African Childhood With Candor And Sensitivity Though It Is A Diary Of An Unruly Life In An Often Inhospitable Place, It 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

About the Author: Alexandra Fuller

Alexandra Fuller has written five books of non fiction.Her debut book, Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight An African Childhood Random House, 2001 , was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002, the 2002 Booksense best non fiction book, a finalist for the Guardian s First Book Award and the winner of the 2002 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize.Her 2004 Scribbling the Cat Travels with an African Soldie

10 thoughts on “Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

  1. says:

    This is one of my top ten favorite books of all time An extremely compelling memoir, well written, poignant but not maudlin or precious I ve read it twice and feel another reread coming on.The brutal honesty in this story is startling, and

  2. says:

    I almost gave this book four stars because it was very well written and evocative But I just never felt much of a connection to the book or to any of the characters The author s writing skill made it a pleasant enough read at least, pleasant enou

  3. says:

    The memoirs of the childhood of a white girl Alexandra, known as Bobo , raised on African farms in the 1970s and 1980s, along with her sister, Van essa But it s not a gilded, ex pat life her parents lose their farm in forced land distribution, after whi

  4. says:

    Deciding to read memoirs again, I picked up Alexandra Fuller s Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight first read about 6 or 7 years ago I enjoyed this book Fuller s memoir quickly draws the reader into her girlhood growing up in Africa with candor and humor Fulle

  5. says:

    Whenever I read an autobiography, I compare my childhood experiences with those of the author What was happening in my life at that age How would I have behaved under those circumstances With this book, the comparisons were difficult to make I can t imagine growing u

  6. says:

    What a fantastic read Alexandra Fuller took me on an amazing journey through her younger years growing up in Africa as a poor white girl Her parents are expats from Britain who moved in the late 60 s to work as farm managers This memoir details her life from that time right

  7. says:

    Review written in 2015, all time favorite This is by far the most remarkable memoir I ve read in years The author has that rare gift, being able to speak to us through the eyes and mind of the child that she was She was nicknamed bobo , growing up in African during the years from

  8. says:

    I totally, TOTALLY loved this book I know I tshould think a bit before I write something, but I am carried away by my emotions I love the family, all of them How can I love them, they are so very far from any way I could live my own life, but nevertheless I love them to pieces Their live

  9. says:

    Find all of my reviews at only reason I read this is because Alexandra Fuller provided the cover blurb for Where the Crawdads Sing I m not even sorry either because I probably would never have heard of this memoir otherwise Alexandra Fuller s family arrived in Rhodesia via way of Darby, England

  10. says:

    I read Cocktail hour under the tree of Forgetfulness first, and found this book too repetitive although it was written first I loved Cocktail hour .However, I enjoyed Alexandra Fuller s candor, honesty, wit and great writing style as usual I somehow had enough now for a while of all the hards

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