Alexandra Fuller tells the idiosyncratic story of her life growing up white in rural Rhodesia as it was becoming Zimbabwe. The daughter of hardworking, yet strikingly unconventional English-bred immigrants, Alexandra arrives in Africa at the tender age of two. She moves through life with a hardy resilience, even as a bloody war approaches. Narrator Lisette Lecat reads this remarkable memoir of a family clinging to a harsh landscape and the dying tenets of colonialism.
"Moving echos from history"
Alexandra Fuller won worldwide attention, popular acclaim, and critical accolades for her memoir of her childhood in Africa, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. This engaging follow-up explores Fuller’s parents’ childhoods and charts the trajectories of their lives through all the British couple’s experiences in war-torn Africa. With the same sharply etched narrative that has earned the author such immense praise, Fuller expands on and offers new insights into her family’s remarkable trials and successes.
"Great by both ear and eye"
As her marriage collapses, the author of the international best-seller Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight relearns the fearless ways of her father to find her own true north. Standing in the wreckage of her marriage, in her adopted country America, Alexandra Fuller revisits the continent she loves and finds in her father's harsh, simple, and uncompromising ways the key to her salvation.
Colton H. Bryant loves Wyoming and loves life. And Wyoming loves him back - it's got everything he needs. He spends his school days dreaming about where he'll go fishing or how many jackrabbits he might be able to catch that night.
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.
Alexandra Fuller (Scribbling the Cat and Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight) and first-time author Wendy Kann (Casting with a Fragile Thread) discuss growing up in colonial Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. They tell many amusing and thoughtful anecdotes and reflect on their childhoods, revisiting a changed Africa as adults, the ties they have to the families and community that raised them in Africa, and the transition to living in the U.S.
"Authors trying to be comedians"
This special super-sized issue contains ten articles about the people who gather, make, cook, serve, and eat food that is so mundane you might not give it a second thought - and so exotic you might not give it a first taste.
"Webbcast" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Over There" by James Surowiecki; "Google's Moon Shot" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Please Read Before Suing" by Larry Doyle; "Boomtown Blues" by Alexandra Fuller; "Good People" by David Foster Wallace; and "Hostile Acts" by Tad Friend.