- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Random House (2001)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004VT7GJE
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 700 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,996,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (An African Childhood)
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Fuller, known to friends and family as Bobo, grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. But "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" is more than a survivor's story: 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. A Book Sense Selection. Photos.
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This is an excellent read for anyone that wants to understand life in Africa. For me it kept my own trip recently to Tanzania alive and fulfilled my desire to learn more about Africa, the life and the people.
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is about a child who grew up on the wrong side of the Rhodesian civil war, and who is nicknamed Bobo after the baboons that live there. It's a memoir told through the eyes of Bobo as she grows up, and the older she becomes the more aware she becomes about the issues surrounding her. Fuller does not write her memoir with the perspectives that she has now, but includes enough detail that the reader can pick up on the issues that influenced her childhood.
Fuller's book is a great choice for anyone who enjoys history, travel, culture, or memoirs. It is also a fantastic choice for book clubs - my class spent 4 days talking about different things in this book and we barely scratched the surface. As someone who doesn't normally read memoirs, I really enjoyed this book and it has earned a permanent spot on my bookshelf.
I've given the book to a friend so can't check what & where for the year/age but you get the idea.