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Fuller, Alexandra 1969-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 312 publications in 13 languages and 15,476 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Travel writing  Domestic fiction  Fiction  Personal narratives  Romance fiction  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: DT2990,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alexandra Fuller
Scribbling the cat [travels with an African soldier] by Alexandra Fuller( Recording )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member 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
The legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving, tough, and in many ways quintessentially American story of Colton H. Bryant's life and the land that grew him
The legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member 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 )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text tells the story of the author's mother, Nicola Fuller. Nicola Fuller and her husband were a glamorous and optimistic couple and East Africa lay before them. They had everything. But then things start to go wrong
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

45 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member 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
To the wedding by John Berger( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful, vibrant Ninon falls in love and becomes engaged to a young Italian, Gino, but soon before their wedding she discovers that she has contracted HIV through a brief encounter several years earlier. She tries to break the engagement but Gino, in an act of passionate and redemptive love, insists that the marriage will occur. The wedding itself, celebrated in a little village on the Po delta, becomes a magical feast in which all the novel's lost and searching souls, including Ninon's grieving father, Jean, and her mother, Zdena, a Slovakian intellectual who left Jean and Ninon many years earlier, are drawn into the joyful circle and regenerated by the power of Gino and Ninon's timeless love.--
Voor de leeuwen by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 53 WorldCat member 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
Travels with an African soldier by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a powerful & painful account of an intense relationship between a writer, her words, & those she chooses to write about, in this case, K, a white African & veteran of the Rhodesian War. The author & K visit the scenes of the war & meet other veterans & the result is an unbiased & unsentimental glimpse of life in Africa
The Legend of Colonel H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unter dem Baum des Vergessens : ein Leben in Afrika by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die beeindruckende Geschichte einer mutigen Frau, die mit ihrer Familie in Afrika das Glück sucht Nach "Unter afrikanischer Sonne" kehrt Alexandra Fuller in das Afrika ihrer Kindheit zurück und erzählt die ebenso bewegte wie bewegende Geschichte ihrer Eltern. Nicola und Tim Fuller wandern anfang der Siebzigerjahre nach Afrika aus, verheissungsvoll liegt der Kontinent vor ihnen. Doch schon nach kurzer Zeit ereignen sich Unfälle und Tragödien innerhalb der Familie, politische Unruhen und Bürgerkriege erschüttern den Kontinent. Im Zentrum von Alexandra Fullers neuem Buch steht ihre Mutter, die es auf unnachahmliche Weise immer wieder schafft, den Widrigkeiten des Lebens mit Mut und Entschlossenheit zu begegnen, um dann, die Uzi unter den Arm geklemmt, zur nächsten Kostümparty zu fahren. Eine ganz besondere Hommage an eine ganz besondere Frau - und an ein Afrika, das unter die Haut geht. Alexandra Fuller wurde 1969 in England geboren. Als sie zwei Jahre alt war, wanderte ihre Familie nach Rhodesien, dem heutigen Simbabwe, aus. Auf der Flucht vor den Bürgerkriegsunruhen verschlug es die Fullers 1981 zunächst nach Malawi, dann nach Sambia. 1994 verliess Alexandra Fuller Afrika, um in Kanada und Schottland zu studieren. Heute lebt sie mit ihrer Familie in Wyoming, USA. Ihr erstes Buch, "Unter afrikanischer Sonne", löste eine euphorische Presseresonanz aus und wird als ein neuer Klassiker autobiographischer Literatur gefeiert
Leaving before the rains come by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"' ... One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing'--Entertainment Weekly; A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller's delicate balance--between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage--irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia--elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day--Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that 'the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live.' Fuller's father--'Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode' as he first introduced himself to his future wife--was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller's Africa"--
Il cuore amaro dell'Africa by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitt förflutnas landskap : en afrikansk barndom by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving before the rains come by Alexandra Fuller( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standing in the wreckage of her marriage, in her adopted country America, Alexandra Fuller revisits the continent she loves and finds in her father's harsh, simple and uncompromising ways the key to her salvation
Bryd op før regnen kommer by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Danish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Alexandra Fullers ægteskab og dets forlis. En buldrende fortælling om et ægtepars umage verdensanskuelser
Nella terra dei leopardi by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't let's go to the dogs tonight an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra Fuller's honest and unsentimental memoir of her childhood spent in the middle of the Rhodesian Civil War of the 1970s
Krigens dæmoner på rejse med en afrikansk soldat by Alexandra Fuller( Recording )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Alternative Names
Alexandra Fuller Brits schrijfster

Alexandra Fuller Zimbabwean writer

Фуллер, Александра

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The legend of Colton H. BryantScribbling the cat : travels with an African soldierCocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulnessDon't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhoodTo the weddingTravels with an African soldierDon't let's go to the dogs tonight an African childhood