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The Resource Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Label
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Title
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Fuller
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an African childhood
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Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA 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
Summary
Alexandra Fuller tells the idiosyncratic story of her life growing up white in rural Rhodesia as it was becoming Zimbabwe. The daughter of hardworking, yet strikingly unconventional English-bred immigrants, Alexandra arrives in Africa at the tender age of two. She moves through life with a hardy resilience, even as a bloody war approaches
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Award
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Nonfiction, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 968.9104092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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an African childhood
Label
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781588360496
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Label
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:3a3c1fd6-bd81-4008-8a89-6a33837f5c51
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781588360496
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Library Locations

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      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
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