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Plan Your Visit! Return to search. Fuller, Alexandra, Edition: First edition. Description: s : illustrations, map ; 25 cm. Fuller's debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating.
In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time. From toAlexandra Fuller--known to friends and family as Bobo--grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa.
Her father ed up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war, and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerilla factions. Her mother, in turn, flung herself at their African life and its rugged farm work with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything else.
Though she loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. She nurtured her daughters in other ways: She taught them, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, to have strong wills and strong opinions, and to embrace life wholeheartedly, despite and because of difficult circumstances. And she instilled in Bobo, particularly, a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation. 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.
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. Subjects: Fuller, Alexandra, -- Childhood and youth. Girls -- Zimbabwe -- Biography.
ISBN: pbk. You Might Also Like. More By Fuller, Alexandra, Leaving before the rains come. Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness. Travel light, move fast.Let s go to the Richlands ranch tonight
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