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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood - Alexandra Fuller
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
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'Told with all the intensity of Lorna Sage's Bad Blood ' The Times
'Told with all the intensity of Lorna Sage's Bad Blood ' The Times
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330490191 (0330490192)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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Perrin Pring
Perrin Pring rated it
4.0 Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Recommended to me by two people, I finally picked this book up from a thrift store. Once I started it, I found it hard to put down.I'm just going to tell you now though, this is not the light pick-me-up read you may need as we near the dead of winter. Children and animals die. I'm not even going to ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
The tone of this memoir of "an African childhood" is set in the very first lines: Mum says, "Don't come creeping into our room at night." They sleep with loaded guns beside them on the bedside rugs. She says, "Don't startle us when we're sleeping." "Why not?" "We might shoot you." "Oh." "By mi...
Osho
Osho rated it
Besides being an interesting memoir, this is a good example of how history can be conveyed and reflected upon through events and exposition by characters. Here, Fuller uses her mother's drunken soliloquies to hold the history of the end of colonial Africa.Earlier sections were more compelling than t...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0
I loved this book. If you don't enjoy disfunctional family memoirs stay away from this one and if you have a problem with someone writing about racism in a casual tone also stay away. I noticed alot of reviews had issues with this part of the author's story but honestly when a person writes about ...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0 Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
I loved this book. If you don't enjoy disfunctional family memoirs stay away from this one and if you have a problem with someone writing about racism in a casual tone also stay away. I noticed alot of reviews had issues with this part of the author's story but honestly when a person writes about ...
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