Fuller, Alexandra 1969-
Most widely held works about Alexandra Fuller
Most widely held works by Alexandra Fuller
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
66 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,837 libraries worldwide
Born in England and now living in Wyoming, Fuller was conceived and bred on African soil during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), a world where children over five "learn[ed] how to load an FN rifle magazine, strip and clean all the guns in the house, and ultimately, shoot-to-kill." With a unique and subtle sensitivity to racial issues, Fuller describes her parents' racism and the wartime relationships between blacks and whites through a child's watchful eyes.
The legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,617 libraries worldwide
Colton H. Bryant loves Wyoming and loves life. Mind over matter, he always says--"If you don't mind, it don't matter." And so, like his father and his father's father before him, he gets a dangerous job on the oil rig when he's old enough. He always said he'd die young, anyway.
Scribbling the cat : travels with an African soldier by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
The author details her unique friendship with one of her parents' neighbors in Zambia, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war, and their mutual odyssey to revisit scenes of the war and come to terms with the horrors of warfare.
Scribbling the cat [travels with an African soldier by Alexandra Fuller ( Recording )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
Scribbling the Cat chronicles Fuller's journey through Africa's war-torn history with a battle-scarred veteran of the Rhodesian war. What emerges is a gripping portrait of men who struggle every day with the sins they cannot forget.
Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
In this sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, the author returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family. In this book she braids a multilayered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley era Africa of her mother's childhood; the boiled cabbage grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war torn Africa of her own childhood. At its heart, this is the story of Fuller's mother, Nicola. Born on the Scottish Isle of Skye and raised in Kenya, Nicola holds dear the kinds of values most likely to get you hurt or killed in Africa: loyalty to blood, passion for land, and a holy belief in the restorative power of all animals. The author interviewed her mother at length and has captured her inimitable voice with remarkable precision. We see Nicola and Tim Fuller in their lavender colored honeymoon period, when east Africa lies before them with all the promise of its liquid equatorial light, even as the British empire in which they both believe wanes. But in short order, an accumulation of mishaps and tragedies bump up against history until the couple finds themselves in a world they hardly recognize. We follow the Fullers as they hopscotch the continent, running from war and unspeakable heartbreak, from Kenya to Rhodesia to Zambia, even returning to England briefly. But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken entirely by Africa, it is the African earth itself that revives her. A story of survival and madness, love and war, loyalty and forgiveness, this book is an intimate exploration of the author's family. In the end we find Nicola and Tim at a coffee table under their Tree of Forgetfulness on the banana and fish farm where they plan to spend their final days. In local custom, the Tree of Forgetfulness is where villagers meet to resolve disputes and it is here that the Fullers at last find an African kind of peace. -- From publisher.
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight by Alexandra Fuller ( Recording )
44 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 395 libraries worldwide
In this memoir, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with candor and sensitivity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life in a frequently inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller's endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller's story 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.
To the wedding by John Berger ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
A casual sexual encounter on a French beach leaves Ninon HIV-positive. Knowing her prospects for lasting happiness are limited, she repeatedly rejects marriage proposals from her one true love, Gino. Finally, after she decides to accept her fate, she accepts Gino as well. Now, from across Europe, people converge for what promises to be a bitterseeet wedding.
The legend of Colton H. Bryant : the story of a Wyoming boy by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
We gaan niet naar de hel vannacht : een jeugd in Afrika by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Dutch and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Een blanke, volwassen vrouw kijkt terug op haar jeugd als kind van Britse kolonisten in Rhodesië, Malawi en Zambia in de periode 1970-1990.
Voor de leeuwen by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Een blanke Britse vrouw die in Rhodesië opgroeide, reist met een blanke Rhodesische oorlogsveteraan door het gebied waar in 1965-1979 de Rhodesische burgeroorlog werd uitgevochten.
De legende van Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 11 libraries worldwide
L'Afrique au coeur : carnet de route by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Dans la ferme de ses parents, la narratrice a fait la connaissance de l'homme désigné ici sous le nom de K. Elle a grandi pendant la guerre d'indépendance du Zimbabwe et elle espère, à son contact, trouver la réponse aux questions qu'elle se pose sur sa propre histoire. Un récit sur l'amour, la haine, la guerre et la survie.
Piel blanca by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Die Krallen des Löwen unterwegs mit einem afrikanischen Krieger by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Une vie de cow-boy : la légende de Colton H. Bryant : récit by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Die Krallen des Löwen : meine Zeit mit einem afrikanischen Krieger by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Unter afrikanischer Sonne by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Mitt förflutnas landskap : en afrikansk barndom by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Swedish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Une vie de cow-boy by Alexandra Fuller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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