Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 9781447275084
Category: English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2002-03-05
ISBN: 1588360490
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN: 1447275098
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight Book Excerpt:

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.

Summary of Alexandra Fuller s Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Summary of Alexandra Fuller s Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-07-21T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Alexandra Fuller s Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 When I wake in the night, I call Vanessa because she isn’t armed. Van! Van, hey! I hiss across the room until she wakes up. Then Vanessa hands me the candle, and we pee sleepily into the flickering yellow light. #2 The loo can be unpredictable. It can either refuse to flush at all or just gurgle and splutter water. It can be scary, but you have to get used to it. #3 I can hear July setting tea on the veranda, and I can smell the first fresh singe of Dad’s morning cigarette. I balance Fred on my shoulder and come out for tea: strong with no sugar, a splash of milk, the way Mum likes it.

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
Author: Benjamin Kimber
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-03
ISBN: 9785458990103
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 of the Most Shocking Reviews Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight Book Excerpt:

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.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN: 1101517700
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness Book Excerpt:

“Fuller brings Africa to life, both its natural splendor and the harsher realities of day-to-day existence, and sheds light on her parents in all their humanness—not a glaring sort of light, but the soft equatorial kind she so beautifully describes in this memoir.” —Bookpage A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an intimate exploration of Fuller’s parents, whom readers first met in Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, and of the price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land. We follow Tim and Nicola Fuller hopscotching the continent, restlessly trying to establish a home. War, hardship, and tragedy follow the family even as Nicola fights to hold on to her children, her land, her sanity. But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken by the continent she loves, it is the African earth that revives and nurtures her. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is Fuller at her very best. Alexandra Fuller is the author of several memoirs: Travel Light, Move Fast, Leaving Before the Rains Come and Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight.

Life Stories

Life Stories
Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 723
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1591585279
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Stories Book Excerpt:

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

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
Author: Carla Eloise Chait
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Autobiographical fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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 Book Excerpt:

Scribbling the Cat

Scribbling the Cat
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-04-26
ISBN: 1101118806
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scribbling the Cat Book Excerpt:

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.

Travel Light Move Fast

Travel Light  Move Fast
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Serpent's Tail
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-09-12
ISBN: 178283625X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travel Light Move Fast Book Excerpt:

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.

You re Nose Is in My Crotch and Other Things You Shouldn t Know about Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight

You re Nose Is in My Crotch  and Other Things You Shouldn t Know about Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Author: Christian Carter
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-03
ISBN: 9785458985291
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You re Nose Is in My Crotch and Other Things You Shouldn t Know about Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight Book Excerpt:

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.

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN: 1473521033
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Before the Rains Come Book Excerpt:

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

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Author: Alice Mary Smyth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 879
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Quotations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Book Excerpt:

My Grandma Loves This

My Grandma Loves This
Author: James Capps
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-04
ISBN: 9785458902137
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandma Loves This Book Excerpt:

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.

Falling

Falling
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Byliner Originals
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-11-15
ISBN: 9781614520641
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Book Excerpt:

"I don’t want to be married to you." This was one of the last things Alexandra Fuller said to her husband before the horrific accident that would change their lives forever. In her most personal memoir yet, the bestselling author of "Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight" and "Cocktails Under the Tree of Forgetfulness" tells the heartrending story of her long and stormy marriage to Charlie Ross, the love of her life, the father of her three children, and the man she ultimately couldn’t live with. Her tale of passion and loss will speak to wives, husbands, and anyone who has been deeply in love. Fuller was a young British college graduate recently returned to her parents’ farm in Zambia when she met and fell hard for Ross, a handsome American river guide. Before long they were married with a newborn, living in a cottage on the Zambezi River, caught up with the challenges of life in the African wilds, including a near-death bout with malaria. It was easy to overlook the cracks that soon began to show in their relationship. “The place, with all its beautiful difficulties,” Fuller writes, “supplanted the need for real conversation, filled the space that might have been left for the exchange of real ideas and intimacy, and made up in drama and splendor what we lacked in closeness.” The couple marched on, sticking it out through a move to the United States, ongoing financial struggles, and Fuller’s determination to succeed as a writer. But the troubles between them only got worse. Then came the day when a peaceful horseback ride went tragically wrong, forcing Fuller to come to terms with her life and her toxic marriage.

Coming of Age Around the World

Coming of Age Around the World
Author: Faith Adielé,Mary Frosch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming of Age Around the World Book Excerpt:

A volume of twenty-four short works by top international authors documents the modern world's struggle for identity among young people throughout the world, in a collection that reflects the experience of coming of age as a globally shared concept. Original.

The Macmillan Book of Proverbs Maxims and Famous Phrases

The Macmillan Book of Proverbs  Maxims  and Famous Phrases
Author: Burton Egbert Stevenson
Publsiher: New York : Macmillan
Total Pages: 3040
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Maxims
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Macmillan Book of Proverbs Maxims and Famous Phrases Book Excerpt:

Sayings which range from the Greeks and Hebrews of 800 and 700 B.C. down to the present.

World Authors 2000 2005

World Authors  2000 2005
Author: Jennifer Curry
Publsiher: Hw Wilson Company
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Authors 2000 2005 Book Excerpt:

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance. Each profile also includes critical evaluation, a list of the author's principal works with date first published, a list of major critical works, and a portrait or photograph where available.

Alternation

Alternation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Africa, Southern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternation Book Excerpt:

Quiet Until the Thaw

Quiet Until the Thaw
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN: 0735223351
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quiet Until the Thaw Book Excerpt:

The debut novel from the bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come. “Awe inspiring . . . An ardent, original, and beautifully wrought book.” —The New York Times Book Review Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, are pitted against each other as their tribe is torn apart by infighting. Rick chooses the path of peace and stays; You Choose, violent and unpredictable, strikes out on his own. When he returns, after three decades behind bars, he disrupts the fragile peace and threatens the lives of the entire reservation. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures, with the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected.