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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
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Jan 04, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012
Read from January 04 to 07, 2012

This book is even more wonderful second time around. I especially loved the evocation of place. The reader feels as though he/she is there in the heat, with the bugs, and the smells - both good and bad. Fuller beautifully captures how 'African' her family feels despite the violence and hatred directed towards them. One's first impulse is to say these are people I shouldn't like. And then miraculously. one does. Above all this is a book about love - of family and place.
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message 1: by Michele (new)

Michele Granger This book is one of my favorites. After reading it, I was pressing it upon everyone I knew. In fact, someone still has my copy. It's not you, is it, Alice? The same year I read this one, I also read 'When a Crocodile Eats the Sun' which is also a memoir set in South Africa. Also, highly recommended.

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