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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

An African Childhood
Fuller, Alexandra, 1969- (eBook - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight


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Born in England and now living in Wyoming, Fuller was conceived and bred on African soil during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), a world where children over five "learn[ed] how to load an FN rifle magazine, strip and clean all the guns in the house, and ultimately, shoot-to-kill." With a unique and subtle sensitivity to racial issues, Fuller describes her parents' racism and the wartime relationships between blacks and whites through a child's watchful eyes.
Authors: Fuller, Alexandra, 1969-
Statement of Responsibility: Alexandra Fuller
Title: Don't let's go to the dogs tonight
an African childhood
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 301 p. :,ill., map ;,25 cm.
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Report This Apr 16, 2013
  • cynthia94066 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Would others recommend for 8th graders? At the end of 8th grade. There's violence and molestation, but it's all off page for the most part from what I recall.

Report This May 16, 2012
  • sari rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A touching and very descriptive true story of an English family living in Africa. The author writes quite openly about her family and the tragedies they face.

Milawi is mis spelled! it should be Malawi

Report This Dec 28, 2011
  • anflan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Love these books by Fuller.

Report This Nov 28, 2011
  • lalalady rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Bare faced look at how outsiders fall in love with their adopted country and yet maintain their separateness. Highly recommended, fascinating read, makes you want to travel to Africa despite the dirt, poverty, bugs and war, because of the beauty, the teeming life and scent of it all.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. Highly reccommended!

Report This Aug 31, 2011
  • coastalkate rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An interesting look at life in southern Africa in the 70s and 80s, from a white person's perspective (the author grew up there). Told with no apology or politeness, which may offend people who aren't familiar with the life of Africa. It's very raw and down-to-earth! Most interesting to me was getting it from a child's perspective. This is more about the family and the person than about the bigger picture, yet you get a clear portrait of the bigger picture.

Changes your mind about the poetry of Africa

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