Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 0143128426
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Before the Rains Come Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Looking to rebuild after a painful divorce, Alexandra Fuller turns to her African past for clues to living a life fully and without fear A child of the Rhodesian wars and of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she confronts tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. Fuller soon realizes that what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father. “Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode”—familiar to readers from Alexandra Fuller’s New York Times–bestselling memoir Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight—was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how—after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her—she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller’s Africa. “One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing—oh my god the writing.” —Entertainment Weekly Alexandra Fuller is the author of several memoirs: Travel Light, Move Fast, Leaving Before the Rains Come, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, and Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

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

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller A 15 minute Summary Analysis

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller   A 15 minute Summary   Analysis
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-02-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller A 15 minute Summary Analysis Book Excerpt:

PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: Leaving Before the Rains Come is the third memoir in a series written by Alexandra Fuller. In this book, Fuller searches for herself as her life falls apart around her. Fuller’s journey of self-discovery began in March 2010 when she learned from her sister, Vanessa, who lived in South Africa, that their father, Tim, had fallen ill and might die. Fuller could not get to Africa quickly from Wyoming, where she had moved with her American husband and was raising their three children. Amazing everyone, Tim rallied to celebrate his seventieth birthday. Fuller bitterly wished she could have been there with her loving, but chaotic, family. Her parents spent their married life moving around Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, trying to farm but mostly having one alcohol-fueled escapade after another. Fuller did not confide her feelings to her husband, Charlie. She felt that he would want to rush to the rescue…

A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of Alexandra Fuller s Leaving Before the Rains Co

A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of Alexandra Fuller s Leaving Before the Rains Co
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2015-02-18
ISBN: 9781508542056
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of Alexandra Fuller s Leaving Before the Rains Co Book Excerpt:

PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: - Summary of entire book - Introduction to the Important People in the book - Analysis of the Themes and Author's StylePreview of this Instaread: Leaving Before the Rains Come is the third memoir in a series written by Alexandra Fuller. In this book, Fuller searches for herself as her life falls apart around her. Fuller's journey of self-discovery began in March 2010 when she learned from her sister, Vanessa, who lived in South Africa, that their father, Tim, had fallen ill and might die. Fuller could not get to Africa quickly from Wyoming, where she had moved with her American husband and was raising their three children. Amazing everyone, Tim rallied to celebrate his seventieth birthday. Fuller bitterly wished she could have been there with her loving, but chaotic, family. Her parents spent their married life moving around Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, trying to farm but mostly having one alcohol-fueled escapade after another. Fuller did not confide her feelings to her husband, Charlie. She felt that he would want to rush to the rescue...

Summary of Leaving Before the Rains Come

Summary of Leaving Before the Rains Come
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Idreambooks
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN: 9781945251399
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of Leaving Before the Rains Come

A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of Leaving Before the Rains Come
Author: InstaRead Summaries Staff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2015-02-18
ISBN: 9781508542056
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of Leaving Before the Rains Come Book Excerpt:

PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: * Summary of entire book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style Preview of this Instaread: Leaving Before the Rains Come is the third memoir in a series written by Alexandra Fuller. In this book, Fuller searches for herself as her life falls apart around her. Fuller's journey of self-discovery began in March 2010 when she learned from her sister, Vanessa, who lived in South Africa, that their father, Tim, had fallen ill and might die. Fuller could not get to Africa quickly from Wyoming, where she had moved with her American husband and was raising their three children. Amazing everyone, Tim rallied to celebrate his seventieth birthday. Fuller bitterly wished she could have been there with her loving, but chaotic, family. Her parents spent their married life moving around Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, trying to farm but mostly having one alcohol-fueled escapade after another. Fuller did not confide her feelings to her husband, Charlie. She felt that he would want to rush to the rescue...

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 0857202383
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness Book Excerpt:

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulnesstells the story of the author's mother, Nicola Fuller. Nicola Fuller and her husband were a glamorous and optimistic couple and East Africa lay before them with the promise of all its perfect light, even as the British Empire in which they both believed waned. They had everything, including two golden children - a girl and a boy. However, life became increasingly difficult and they moved to Rhodesia to work as farm managers. The previous farm manager had committed suicide. His ghost appeared at the foot of their bed and seemed to be trying to warn them of something. Shortly after this, one of their golden children died. Africa was no longer the playground of Nicola's childhood. They returned to England where the author was born before they returned to Rhodesia and to the civil war. The last part of the book sees the Fullers in their old age on a banana and fish farm in the Zambezi Valley. They had built their ramshackle dining room under the Tree of Forgetfulness. In local custom, this tree is the meeting place for villagers determined to resolve disputes. It is in the spirit of this Forgetfulness that Nicola finally forgot - but did not forgive - all her enemies including her daughter and the Apostle, a squatter who has taken up in her bananas with his seven wives and forty-nine children. Funny, tragic, terrifying, exotic and utterly unself-conscious, this is a story of survival and madness, love and war, passion and compassion.

Travel Light Move Fast

Travel Light  Move Fast
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 0698406648
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travel Light Move Fast Book Excerpt:

From bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: “Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost." Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry’s head. Harry put his paw on Dad’s lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his dog, keepers to the secret of life. “Well?” she said. “Nothing comes to mind, quite honestly, Bobo,” he said, with some surprise. “Now that I think about it, maybe there isn’t a secret to life. It’s just what it is, right under your nose. What do you think, Harry?” Harry gave Dad a look of utter agreement. He was a very superior dog. “Well, there you have it,” Dad said. After her father’s sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she will need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins Travel Light, Move Fast, the unforgettable story of Tim Fuller, a self-exiled black sheep who moved to Africa to fight in the Rhodesian Bush War before settling as a banana farmer in Zambia. A man who preferred chaos to predictability, to revel in promise rather than wallow in regret, and who was more afraid of becoming bored than of getting lost, he taught his daughters to live as if everything needed to happen all together, all at once—or not at all. Now, in the wake of his death, Fuller internalizes his lessons with clear eyes and celebrates a man who swallowed life whole. A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father’s death, as she and her mother return to his farm with his ashes and contend with his overwhelming absence, and her childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. Writing with reverent irreverence of the rollicking grand misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, Fuller takes their insatiable appetite for life to heart. Here, in Fuller’s Africa, is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from one of our finest writers.

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.

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-03-11
ISBN: 9780375758997
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

The Legend of Colton H Bryant

The Legend of Colton H Bryant
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-04-06
ISBN: 1847398693
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Legend of Colton H Bryant Book Excerpt:

Colton H. Bryant grew up in Wyoming and never once wanted to leave it. Wyoming loved him and he loved it back. Two things helped Colton get through school and the neighbourhood bullies: his best friend Jake and his favourite mantra: Mind over matter-- which meant to him: if you don't mind, it don't matter. Colton and Jake grew up wanting nothing more that the freedom to sleep out under the great Wyoming night sky, and to be just like Jake's dad, Bill, a strong, gentle man of few words who can ride rodeo like nobody's business. When Colton started work as a driller on a rig, despite his young wife begging him to quit, he claimed it was in his blood. Colton did die young and he died on the rig -- falling to his death because the oil company neglected to spend the $2,000 on safety rails. His family received no compensation. The strong, sad story of Colton H. Bryant's life could not be told without the telling of the land that grew him, where there are still such things as cowboys roaming the plains, where it is relationships that get you through and where a simple, soulful and just man named Colton H. Bryant lived and died.

Scribbling the Cat

Scribbling the Cat
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2004-08
ISBN: 9781402595561
Category: Large type books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scribbling the Cat Book Excerpt:

"A few years ago, on her parents' farm on the humid banks of a swollen African river, Alexandra Fuller met the man whom she comes to call "K." Neither of them will be the same again. In spite of being warned off by her father - "Curiosity scribbled the cat" - Fuller is intrigued by K, and comes to befriend him. He is, seemingly, a man of contradictions: weathered by farm work, K is a lion of a man, feral and bullet proof. A survivor of the land whose contours he has helped shape, K is also a product of the land which has shaped him. With the same disarmingly unguarded prose that won her acclaim for Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller here recounts her strange, compelling, and troubled friendship with K." "Fuller is drawn to K by the hope that, in understanding this man, she may come close to answering questions about her own chaotic and violent history in this part of the world. For Fuller grew up during the Rhodesian War and has found herself cracked and chronically restless as a result of the experience. Most of the ex-combatants she knows won't talk about the war. There is a complicity of silence surrounding the subject. But K - a white African and a veteran of the all-white Rhodesian Light Infantry Commando Unit - is almost alarmingly willing to share his demons with Fuller. The demons are legion; for K's war, like all wars, was a brutal one, marked by racial strife, jungle battle, torture, and the murdering of innocent civilians - and K, like all the veterans of the war, has blood on his hands." "Driven by their memories, Fuller and K decide to journey into the lands that hold the scars of their war, by traveling from Zambia through Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and into Mozambique. As they venture deeper into the countries' remote bush, they encounter other veterans: Mapenga, an ex-special branch officer who now lives with his half-tamed lion on a little island in the middle of a lake, and St. Medard who yells at the spooks of his war in his sleep."--BOOK JACKET.

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.

Beautiful Together

Beautiful Together
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2021-02-10
ISBN: 9781098348731
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Together Book Excerpt:

Beautiful Together is a book about our differences, but in the end coming together as a beautiful rainbow. It teaches kids about diversity and love for everyone, no matter the color or how someone looks. We can all use a little more love for who we are and this colorful book will not only teach kids the colors of the rainbow, but will also help open their eyes to kids that can be different than them and how together they are all beautiful.

Until the Karma Ends

Until the Karma Ends
Author: Paul Adirex
Publsiher: American Bible Society
Total Pages: 369
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Burma
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Southern Cultivator

Southern Cultivator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Southern Cultivator and Industrial Journal

The Southern Cultivator and Industrial Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Southern Cultivator and Industrial Journal Book Excerpt:

White African Women Memoir Writing Grappling with White Privilege Guilt Emotional Land Domain and Feminine Inferiority

White African Women Memoir Writing  Grappling with White Privilege Guilt  Emotional Land Domain  and Feminine Inferiority
Author: Louise Hyland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White African Women Memoir Writing Grappling with White Privilege Guilt Emotional Land Domain and Feminine Inferiority Book Excerpt:

Abstract This thesis seeks to explore the intersectionality of Race, Whiteness and Gender Studies through the lens of comparative literature with particular focus on the memoir writing of Alexandra Fuller. Memoir writing, by its very nature, is an emotional and personally challenging endeavor. While the author is at the center of the work, various other actors play a pivotal role in adequately and appropriately conveying the existential crisis, inevitable climax and hopefully, the ultimate resolution. The very egocentric nature of memoir writing demands that the other actors such as characters, location, society and culture be offered in a way that either validate or negate the journey of the author. The challenge for a memoir author is to afford these actors the authenticity and expansion that contributes to the writing and intended 'story'. An additional challenge arises as the author attempts to adequately bring these actors into play as either friend or foe. Neutrality is hardly ever conducive to the very poignant nature of memoir. Three concepts that greatly influence the nature of Fuller's writing will be the focus of this work: White Privilege Guilt, Feminine Inferiority, and Emotional Land Domain. Fuller explores these through various lenses in her writing which, at different times, proves them to be both friend and foe. White privilege guilt is commonly associated with white African women who understand the disparity in privilege between themselves and people of color. The guilt stems from atrocities committed by mostly male racists and should have no bearing on the white women non racists. However, these women completely understand that all the privilege they experience is a direct result of those actions, hence, the guilt. While Fuller navigates the tribulations and challenges as well as privileges afforded her through her race and gender, perhaps the greatest question arises as she explores if her race negates her from even being an African at all. This question is one that troubles many white, women Africans. This thesis includes the following works by Alexandra Fuller: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood; Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier; Cocktails Under the Tree of Forgetfulness; Leaving Before the Rains Come; and Travel Light, Move Fast. All of Ms. Fuller's works explore racism, feminism, colonialism, white privilege, land domain, networks, and the contrast between Africanism and Americanism. While this thesis cannot fully explore all of these important features of African memoir writing, they will be touched upon in order to validate the claims regarding the three main concepts.

Africa Confidential

Africa Confidential
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Africa
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biologist

Biologist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biologist Book Excerpt: