Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
From the publisher: "A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, 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. From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fuller—known to friends and family as Bobo—grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. 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." O: The Oprah Magazine says this one is full of "humor and compassion." Newsweek says "this is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over."
An intimate memoir of growing up in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war of 1971 to 1979 describes a girl’s life on farms in southern Rhodesia, Milawi, and Zambia, detailing her hardscrabble existence with an alcoholic mother, frequently absent father, and three lost siblings.