On November 16, 1855, David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe. The presence of white Europeans would continue to grow in that region. If Livingstone marks the start of European control of that area, Alexandra Fuller offers a story of its end through her memoir detailing her family living through the rise of Zimbabwe. The Fuller’s live a complex and almost consistently difficult life as they try to pull and existence out of southern Africa. The memoir has many opportunities to condemn white supremacy in Rhodesia. Fuller simply reports her experiences. The effect could be described as an intimate view into daily life in a racist society and the emotional destruction it forces on children and grown-ups.

Book Title: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

Book Author: Fuller, Alexandra

Dewey Decimal Call Number: B FULLER

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