Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight - Alexandra Fuller This memoir recounts Alexandra Fuller's life in what was then Rhodesia, where her parents moved in 1971 when she was just two. While her father was away fighting for Ian Smith's government, her mother worked the family farm. This story deals with their time there during the country's civil war. 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, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is the story of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.
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