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Fuller, Alexandra 1969-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 438 publications in 13 languages and 16,774 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biographies  Autobiographies  Travel writing  Action and adventure fiction  Historical fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Narrator
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Quiet until the thaw by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger towards the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to tribal divisions and infighting, the cousins go in separate directions: Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence. Years pass, and as You Choose serves time in prison, Rick finds himself raising twin baby boys, orphaned at birth, in his meadow. As the twins mature from infants to young men, Rick immerses the boys within their ancestry, telling wonderful and terrible tales of how the whole world came to be, and affirming their place in the universe as the result of all who have come before and will come behind. But when You Choose returns to the reservation after three decades behind bars, his anger manifests, forever disrupting the lives of Rick and the boys
Scribbling the cat : [travels with an African soldier] by Alexandra Fuller( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,181 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 )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,150 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( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 775 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 )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 258 WorldCat member 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
Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness 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 with the promise of all its perfect light, even as the British Empire in which they both believed waned. They had everything, including two golden children - a girl and a boy. However, life became increasingly difficult and they moved to Rhodesia to work as farm managers. The previous farm manager had committed suicide. His ghost appeared at the foot of their bed and seemed to be trying to warn them of something. Shortly after this, one of their golden children died. Africa was no longer the playground of Nicola's childhood. They returned to England where the author was born before they returned to Rhodesia and to the civil war. The last part of the book sees the Fullers in their old age on a banana and fish farm in the Zambezi Valley. They had built their ramshackle dining room under the Tree of Forgetfulness. In local custom, this tree is the meeting place for villagers determined to resolve disputes. It is in the spirit of this Forgetfulness that Nicola finally forgot - but did not forgive - all her enemies including her daughter and the Apostle, a squatter who has taken up in her bananas with his seven wives and forty-nine children. Funny, tragic, terrifying, exotic and utterly unself-conscious, this is a story of survival and madness, love and war, passion and compassion
Quiet until the thaw : a novel by Alexandra Fuller( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From bestselling memoirist Alexandra Fuller, a debut novel. Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger towards the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to tribal divisions and infighting, the cousins go in separate directions: Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence. Years pass, and as You Choose serves time in prison, Rick finds himself raising twin baby boys, orphaned at birth, in his meadow. As the twins mature from infants to young men, Rick immerses the boys within their ancestry, telling wonderful and terrible tales of how the whole world came to be, and affirming their place in the universe as the result of all who have come before and will come behind. But when You Choose returns to the reservation after three decades behind bars, his anger manifests, forever disrupting the lives of Rick and the boys. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures with the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected. As Fuller writes, "The belief that we can be done with our past is a myth. The past is nudging at us constantly.""--
King Solomon's mines by H. Rider Haggard( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Quatermain and his companions struggle across the remote African continent in seach of hidden gold
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

45 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra Fuller (f. 1969) beretter om sin opvækst i Afrika, hvor hun og familien levede som farmere forskellige steder fra 1972-1990, og bl.a. var vidne til borgerkrigen i Rhodesia, det nuværende Zimbabwe, som tvang familien til at flytte
To the wedding by John Berger( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 96 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.--
Travels with an African soldier by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 38 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
Voor de leeuwen by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 27 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
Leaving before the rains come by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 25 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"--
Portraits 2005-2016 by Annie Leibovitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new collection from Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographer's of our time, iconic, remarkable portraits sit side-by-side never-before-published photographs. Afterword by Annie Leibovitz.Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life 1990-2005. In this newest collection, Leibovitz has captured the world's most compelling subjects in the style that has distinguished her as one of the most loved and compelling talents of our time. The photographs document contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures
L'Afrique au coeur : carnet de route by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman témoignage
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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra Fuller kehrt in das Afrika ihrer Kindheit zurück und erzählt die ebenso bewegte wie bewegende Geschichte ihrer Eltern. Nicola und Tim Fuller wandern Anfang der 1970er 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 steht Alexandra Fullers Mutter, die es auf unnachahmliche Weise immer wieder schafft, den Widrigkeiten des Lebens mit Mut und Entschlossenheit zu begegnen
The Legend of Colonel H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haïti : photographiée et racontée par les Haïtiens by Alexandra Fuller( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand de jeunes Haïtiens photographient leur pays, la détermination l'emporte sur les difficultés. (table des matières)
Aventure extrême en Patagonie by Alexandra Fuller( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les bagualeros, qui poursuivent du bétaill sauvage, sont des hommes hors du commun
Scribbling the cat by Alexandra Fuller( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alexandra ('Bo') Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a 'tough bugger.' Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him; he told Bo: 'Curiosity scribbled the cat.' Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war. With the same fiercely beautiful prose that won her acclaim for Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller here recounts her friendship with K. K is, seemingly, a man of contradictions: tattooed, battle scarred, and weathered by farm work, he is a lion of a man, feral and bulletproof. Yet he is also a born-again Christian, given to weeping when he recollects his failed romantic life, and more than anything else welling up inside with memories of battle. For his war, like all wars, was a brutal one, marked by racial strife, jungle battles, unimaginable tortures, and the murdering of innocent civilians--and K, like all the veterans of the war, has blood on his hands. Driven by K's memories, Fuller and K decide to enter the heart of darkness in the most literal way--by traveling from Zambia through Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and Mozambique to visit the scenes of the war and to meet other veterans. It is a strange journey into the past, one marked at once by somber reflections and odd humor and featuring characters such as Mapenga, a fellow veteran who lives with his pet lion on a little island in the middle of a lake and is known to cope with his personal demons by refusing to speak for days on end. What results from Fuller's journey is a remarkably unbiased and unsentimental glimpse of men who have killed, mutilated, tortured, and scrambled to survive during wartime and who now must attempt to live with their past and live past their sins. In these men, too, we get a glimpse of life in Africa, a land that besets its creatures with pests, plagues, and natural disasters, making the people there at once more hardened and more vulnerable than elsewhere. Scribbling the Cat is an engrossing and haunting look at war, Africa, and the lines of sanity
 
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The legend of Colton H. Bryant
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The legend of Colton H. BryantScribbling the cat : travels with an African soldierCocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulnessKing Solomon's minesDon't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhoodTo the weddingTravels with an African soldierScribbling the cat
Alternative Names
Alexandra Fuller Brits schrijfster

Alexandra Fuller écrivaine zimbabwéenne

Alexandra Fuller escritora zimbabuense

Фуллер, Александра

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